Remember when we went on a weekend camping trip in the Medicine Bow National Forest? Well, this is sort of a continuation. Our camping trip isn't really complete without going on a hike whether it is a long hike or a short one. We just want to go explore or more like wander around in the bushes or in the thicket of the forest. We didn't go on any hiking trails at all, but we went on a hike up on the hill behind our campsite, not far from Friend Park CG. It was beautiful and peaceful up there and the Aspen trees where they have turned golden yellow where absolutely stunning! The kids had a great time during our short exploration and it also made us all hungry and ready for our supper by the campfire. Enjoy!
The birds have been busy pecking on this tree.
Must climb rocks!
Once a teacher, always a teacher. He was showing the kids about what a lightning strike can do to a tree. And he was teaching the kids about mosses and all that.
Thanks to my boy for the picture. He did good!
As he was resting, my little man said, "Mom, look at this pine tree. It is like a bench. Come sit with me. This is our resting spot". And look at those cracked shells. It looks like some critters have been busy cracking up some pine nuts.
On our way back to our camp, my husband found a shelter, Or a cave, which my husband said it was an Indian cave. He either thought that they used this area as their summer camp only and they would migrate somewhere before the winter or they could have lived here all year round. Who knows! All he knows was that the smoke up on the ceiling of the rocks indicates that the Indians were here a long time ago and this is where they would cook their hunt for the day. My husband found a skull of some type of a rodent, a bear's claw, and some other animal bones. Pretty interesting!
That is one of the reasons why we live to hike. You will never know what you might find or discover along the way.
And then it was time for us to go home. Thank you, Medicine Bow National Forest for the wonderful time. Until next time!
A photo of an old church with a gorgeous view of the mountains in the background. There was a wedding held up here when we were there, and what a beautiful place to get married at, right?