Hello, friends! I hope you guys are enjoying your short week. I know the school teachers in my family that are actually still plugging away are really glad that they’ve only got four days this week!
We had a really good weekend over here! Mom and Joel came up Friday night for a quick visit with a very specific purpose.
We had to climb Cavanal Saturday morning. Mom and Joel are doing a backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon in August so they want to get as much training in as possible. I need to make the hike quite a few times too in the next few months because we’re planning on taking Gus on our trip in July, and Little Man needs to get his hiking legs underneath. So Mom, Joel, Gus, and I took off up the mountain early Saturday morning for a nice little stroll. John had to bow out, unfortunately, because his knee has been bothering him a bit. No worries-we picked him up afterwards for pancakes!
The rest of the afternoon consisted of Pitch Perfect 2 and pizza. We also headed out to the spillway at the dam to check out the massive amounts of water that’s going over. You may have heard on the news that a good part of the country is underwater at the moment, and our little corner of the world is definitely a part of that.
The rain we’ve received is historic, and the flooding has been extensive. Thankfully, our house is situated in an area that hasn’t been affected but the same cannot be said for others. The good news is we’ve had sunshine for two days, and we’re hopeful that the worst is over.
So, let’s pivot to a new subject. Is it just me or do ideas for blog posts just pop up randomly sometimes? This morning I saw someone post on Instagram under the hashtag #WCW-no, my friends, not Woman Crush Wednesday. We’re talking Wilderness Crush Wednesday! Instantly, an idea was born!
So today I thought I’d highlight a piece of wilderness that I have a true crush on. Who knows-perhaps this could become a regular feature!
If you’ve been reading the blog for any period of time, you know that I’m a true blue lover of Colorado who had the unfortunate luck to be born somewhere else. Colorado has so many great wilderness areas, and there’s one in particular that I can never get enough of.
The Weminuche Wilderness is in southern Colorado nestled in the middle of the San Juan Mountains (the best mountains in the world, in case you were wondering).
The ‘Nuche is the largest wilderness area in the Colorado at just shy of half a million acres of preserved land.
There’s several ’14ers in the area for you peakbaggers out there, and the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs through it.
We’ve hiked in the area numerous times, and it really is a little slice of heaven. The pictures speak for themselves, but the area is unequivocally the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. It is, without a doubt, my biggest wilderness crush!