Friday morning we drove from Denver to Avon, CO (very near Vail). The weather in the mountains was wonderful, 85 and dry everyday.
We arrived at Preston’s friend Brian’s apartment about 1, grabbed lunch, packed Brian’s jeep and headed for Piney Lake. This was my first experience off of a highway in the mountains. Needless to say, it was really cool. It is great how you can pretty much just camp anywhere in Colorado. Being from Minnesota, we are used to paying for most campsites, especially ones with great views.
Our trip was fairly short. We arrived around 5 pm and had camp packed up by 8 am the next morning. It was nice to just sit around a fire, drink a few beers, enjoy the views and breath the mountain air.