Cedar Lodge West Cabinside Overnight
By Anna S. and Carter J.
Cedar Lodge wet went to Bull Springs campsite on July 16, 2012. We walked the seemingly long two mile hike. Our packs were heavy, the sun was hot and the path was mostly uphill, yuck! Once we got to our beautiful campsite, we immediately set up camp and prepared for rain, and rain it did! We were stuck in our tents for two or three hours, sitting, reading and sleeping. Once the rain finally ended, we sat on a rock and told stories. Later I went rock scrambling with my two friends. It took a mile to reach the top, just in time to see the breath taking Colorado sunset. I have never seen something more beautiful! When it started to get dark we knew it was time to leave. Luckily we made it down the mountain just in time for a delicious batch of crepes. After our long journey and sweet reward, we settled down, got ready for bed and prepared for another amazing day!
Silver Spruce West
By Mollie A.
We went to Aspen Springs yesterday and our backpacks were so heavy – it was not even funny! When we got there we felt so light that we felt like we could fly to the moon! We had bagel sandwiches for lunch and for dinner. It rained on us, but after the rain we pulled out dead trees from the ground. We made a fort from the trees we pulled out! YEA us!!! Then we went to top of the world and played some awesome games. We had so much fun on that trip! Yea us!
Colorado is such a beautiful place. It is so much different than my home in Seattle. I love the mountains, big gorgeous meadows and the red rocky ground! I love the hot sun and all the horses and cows running around. I really like not being able to text people as well! I feel like I am so free and can be myself here. I want to ride the HORSES!
I love being back home in Colorado! I have been waiting all year to come back to Sanborn. I have had so much fun at camp already! I love being a JC to my home girls at Ponderosa East! Our cabinside overnight was so fun. It’s amazing to be able to see/ spend time with all my old friends! I’m so excited to see what my adventure will be at camp!
By Madeline L.
Silver Spruce Wests’ Cabinside Overnight
Our cabinside overnight was the best! The hike to our campsite, Aspen Spring, was beautiful and took less than an hour. Aspen trees and towering pines lined the path and it was the perfect temperature. When we got to our campsite, we had the gourmet classic… bagel sandwiches! After our growling stomachs were silenced, we set up our tents. Right after that, as if on cue, it started raining so we all went and relaxed in our tents. Fajitas were for dinner. They were delicious! The best part of them was the onions, they were the best I’ve ever had! Hanging up the bear bag was next on our list, we ties Kelsey’s water bottle to the string and threw it over the branch of a very tall tree. Then we hiked to Top of the World and watched the beautiful Colorado sunset!
If you have ever though that you have seen true beauty, you are wrong – unless you were on our cabinside overnight. Everybody was at Top of the World and we stared at the clouds, were enchanted by the mountains, and discovered integrity, resilience, and courage within ourselves with grow strong. They the moment that really snatched our breath away was when the sun started to sink beneath the mountainous horizon. The sky was flooded with breathtaking shades of red, yellow, orange, and a delicate pink. Then our jaws all dropped and we were all just staring at the sunset at Top of the World.
By Elizabeth M.
Today we got back from our cabinside overnight, on the way back a cat named Yo-Yo followed us home. When we were on our cabinside overnight we played an acting game where two people went back to back, and take three steps and turn. Then someone shouts out something, for example: Justin Bieber. The people act it out and whoever has the best imitation, wins! We played all night and when it was raining we would throw shoes from tent to tent with notes in them, and that was my cabinside overnight.
My Cabinside Overnight
Today I came back from my cabinside overnight. My cabin, Crystal Palace East, hiked up to Witcher’s Pond. All of our backpacks were really heavy and full of food and tents. When we got to our campsite we put up our tents and had lunch. It started to rain a bit after we had eaten lunch. I got in my tent and tried to zip up the rain fly, but it was stuck, so me and two other girls went to the next tent as quick as we could. We were in there for an hour and it still hadn’t rained very much. Another girl joined our tent and we talked for about three hours. It was fun because I got to know more about people that were in my cabin. After a while it got really hot in the tent, so we went outside and played games. It was super fun and it made me laugh a lot. It got very windy after that, so we layered up and went to go have dinner. It was a great dinner, Mac and Cheese with a vegetable stir fry – YUM! For dessert we had “crepes” with chocolate and fruit. We were all super full afterwards and felt like we were going to barf. We gathered up all the dishes and pots and went to the spring tank to clean them. It was actually really fun. We had an awesome method where when it was clean we would spin in circles really fast to get the water out. We came skipping back to the “kitchen”and our counselors and AC were really confused. We brushed our teeth and put everything smelly in the bear bags.
We went up to a really high tree and my counselor and AC climbed the tree to put the rope in. Everyone helped to pull up the bear bag. After that we went back to our campsite and laid out our sleeping pad and bag outside. Our counselor told up we couldn’t sleep outside unless we could find 200 stars. We did and it was really fun sleeping outside and the stars were really pretty. At three in the morning we heard a cow, a really annoying cow! It kept coming closer every moo! It was the most annoying sound ever!
Breakfast was delicious! It was chocolate chip pancakes. YUM! After that we packed up and headed back to High Trails. On the way back we saw Big Spring Boys hiking to their campsite. Over all, my cabinside overnight was an amazing experience! Everyone in my cabin was really excited!
By Stephanie B.