Since moving to Colorado, I can't get enough of the ease with which you can escape the city.
A 30 min drive in most directions and you're back in nature.
I hope to never take this for granted.
I was born in the middle of June.. And since that day, I've been a self-proclaimed summer girl... But after day 1 in Telluride... I may have fallen head over heels in love with autumn and winter for the first time since I took my first breath in June many moons ago.. I have definitely found a new happy place! 💛
Even if we didn't get to cross the finish line because Mother Nature decided to be a mother cusser, I went face to face with the mountain and never gave up. (We opted for a late restart and then got evacuated off the mountain at mile 8 due to extreme conditions.) I was angry and I cried because I wanted that finish so cussing bad but I know in my heart I gained something much greater, something I cant quite put into words. We ran in brutal hail storms that left tiny bruises all over my legs, lightening that was so close you could smell it, thunder that shook the earth, and temperatures so low even my pants frosted over. It was one hell of a day and I'd do it all over again if I could.
Just spent another amazing week in our favorite tent (pics coming soon!). All of this backpacking has me considering a more lightweight option... any recs out there?