Flaming Gorge – Day 2

Flaming Gorge – Day 2

Waking to the sun is one of my favorite things. It peeked between the trees, winking me awake. I nudged Cody and begged him to go running with me. He declined with a grunt. So Zara and I set off, following worn elk trails until we reached a meadow lit with morning color.



I returned to find Cody in his natural habitat. If you peer close enough, you can spot the top of his blue hooded sweatshirt.

Convincing him a morning run would warm him faster than laying there, we set off down a nearby trail head.






We arrived back to camp and decided to relax for a bit. We hammocked, played hangman, and warmed our limbs in the sun. It was the perfect way to relax while waiting for our dear ones to arrive.


Around 10 a.m. two of my favorite people discovered our campsite. We quickly piled into Sandy and set off to explore.

I love how Cody looks like he is choking Zara to get her into the picture. We chatted and laughed our way to the Rim View Trail head, which boasted views of the surrounding gorge. It didn’t disappoint.







We spent the rest of the afternoon pulling off and hiking whatever suited us. A quick jaunt around a lake. Mistaking one trail for another and finding a dead end. A beautiful overlook passing through a meadow. With no itinerary or plan, we explored wherever our little hearts desired.








Soon the word hot dog was mentioned, Cody and Jason eagerly voting for dinner. Cassie and I relented, knowing hungry men are grumpy men…though not nearly as grumpy as hungry women. Harsh but true. I digress. We returned to camp and Cody and Jason set to work felling dead trees for firewood.



Ever wonder what a pixie cut looks like after wearing a hat all day? Pretty dang awesome.

With no grate at the campsite, Jase and Cody constructed a method for cooking our mac-n-cheese.
The rest of the evening was filled with food, laughter, and relaxing by the fire. Cassie even taught us some club dance moves that were pretty unique. Unfortunately I lack pictures of those.




This time the night sky was clear as we slipped into our sleeping bags. I enjoyed two shooting stars before drifting off to sleep, with my heart and stomach full. Thank God for mountain getaways.

6 thoughts on “Flaming Gorge – Day 2

    1. I’d love to take you backpacking in our mountains sometime! You are always welcome. We have a million places to show you.

  1. Wow, that looks like a really fun camping trip! Oh wait it was 🙂 I love the pic of us in the car…Zara’s face!!! Too bad we missed getting pics of my dance moves, maybe next time 😉

    1. Our lives are uniquely wonderful!

      “If you compare yourself with others,
      you may become vain and bitter;
      for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” – Max Ehrmann (Desiderata)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *