Way back in April or May, Chip and Joanne sent out a note saying to reserve the weekend of July 12th and 13th for a camping trip to Winfield Colorado. As a group, we’ve stayed in this location a number of times before. There’s a number of large places to set up group camping, an outhouse for the people who prefer not to use the great outdoors. My only complaint: I’m going to have to buy a camper. I’m getting too old (and/or lazy?) to have to crawl in and out of a tent!!!? I’ll use the excuse of “I hate setting up a tent in the rain”… Yeah, that’s what I’ll do.
The best thing about this place is that it has everything any kid needs for camping. There’s a river/water, rocks to throw, and plenty of campfire rings with large sticks to play in the fire with!
The whole group headed up to Lake Ann for what we thought would be a 2 hour trip, but it turned out to be a whole lot longer than that. You’d think that with all the climbers and general “outdoor types” that were in our group that we’d have planned/researched a little better. When we were about 3 1/2 hours into the walk and were just getting close to the lake, we knew we didn’t plan well. While we had brought water, we really didn’t bring much for food. Everybody was starving when we got back to the parking lot. So hungry, in fact,? that Luke actually made a mustard sandwich, as I didn’t bring the cooler with the lunchmeats, etc. That lack of planning won’t happen again.