There is no way I can sum up this trip in words. Where to start?
Well, I will start by telling you why you should take your kids where we went!
We backpacked in the Rainbow Lakes area in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. It was a bit tough to find a campsite that wasn't too close to the lakes but once we found one it turned out to be great for the kids. The hike in was super easy for the girls, even carrying their own backpacks. And the campsite was a quick hike away from several different lakes; lots of places to explore!
And if catching critters is of interest to your little one these lakes are FULL of great critters. We could see leeches, waterboatman and caddisfly nymphs just be looking down into the lake.
So the setting that Uncle Craig picked was pretty perfect for little ones!
There was lots of family time, good food, exploring, cousin bonding and reconnecting with the outdoors.
We did have a bit of weather issues...hail, lightning, thunder and lots of rain.
But knowing what has been happening all around Colorado we were all just fine with the wet weather! Plus it forced all eight of us into one tent for cards and games which led to lots of laughter and fun!
*This last photo is taken from the top of Mount Evans which we drove up so the kids could really get a sense of what the top of a mountain looks like!
We had a pretty incredible time!
To see all of our photos from the vacation check out my facebook page.