This year I headed to Pagosa Springs, CO for my 39th birthday. The plan was to get a Yurt in the middle of nowhere and enjoy Mother Nature. The last year of your 30’s should be a special celebration and then the first year of your 40’s should be a total party – planning is currently in progress.
On this years trip I headed to Pagosa Springs. Just a short drive down a dirt road led us to an amazing campsite along the San Juan River. The weather was perfect, the river was flowing, we set up camp, poured the gin and tonics, and ate the Del Taco Burritos we picked up on our way. The moon and the stars were shining bright and after an hour or so of some photography, we settled in for a short summers night. Minus a few sick dog in tent episodes, the first night of this birthday celebration was fun, relaxing, and the moon put on a spectacular show!
The Pass Creek Yurt
The next day we headed to The Pass Creek Yurt – a cozy little space along the Continental Divide away from the hustle and bustle of society. The Pass Creek Yurt is this little piece of paradise nestled in the trees of the Rio Grande National Forest. Lush green trees surround the space while mountain views hit you from every angle. The tail feather chirp from the hummingbirds reverberates around you while the sounds of the babbling brook relaxes you.
Besides some wildlife, there was not a soul in sight. The dogs ran free while the humans relaxed on the deck planning their next adventure, playing cards, or simply take a midday nap. There are several trail options just a few short steps away, one being the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). Regardless of season, The Pass Creek Yurt has something to offer everyone. Best of all, it was the perfect place to spend the last few days of my 30’s!
Our trip consisted of a couple of hikes, time with the pups, storm watching, and some serious relaxation. I had a blast and was sad to leave… Something makes me think the pups felt the same way!
The Path of Totality… Experiencing the effects of the total solar eclipse. Following the weather, I am determined to witness this once in a lifetime opportunity. Stay tuned…