This week I went back into the Rockies, the Colorado Rocky Mountains this time. I was attending an Adventure Travel Conference in Snowmass/Aspen and used the time before and after to explore the mountains and overflowing rivers!
A Real Horse Riding Adventure
Actually I started out the week with a scare; I had a real dose of adventure travel and got bucked off a horse. I love watching rodeos and cowboys (which they have plenty of in Colorado!) – but I don’t particularly like being the show. I was really lucky that I just had a few bruises and a bit of a shock, and it’s not too bad to have a bunch of cowboys attentively looking after you either.
Get Back On That Horse
They say you have to get back on the horse – and that’s what I did. No, I didn’t actually get on the same horse – instead they walked a different one over and before I could really even think to much about it they helped me up onto the new horse.
I”m not going to lie – I was nervous. And likely still a bit in shock. But I’m grateful that I did do the ride even though I was on edge most of the time, else I might not have ever went horse riding again.
The Adventures Continued Into Higher Altitude
After some white water rafting, beer tasting, and hiking, I then took off to the high altitude to experience the wonderful Aspen Hut to Hut experience. Did you know that you can hike/ski from hut to hut all throughout the Colorado Rocky Mountains? It’s a well-kept system maintained by the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association of shared cabins in the back country. The perfect nature getaway.
Most of the huts are rustic and unplugged, however you can do them in a bare bones manner sharing space with others, or a more luxurious manner renting out the entire hut. The awesome people from Aspen Alpine Guides took us to the huts and hosted a group of us to an ultimate glamping experience complete with Chef, yoga instructor, and masseuse.
Even though it was only for two days – the unplug did me good. Everyone needs to put down the phone and laptop once in a while. Instead I concentrated on finding my inner hippie, hiking, doing photography, and soaking up the nature and sounds around me.
What is Week In-Stagram Review?
Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion.