My brother had rented a cabin in Golden Gate Canyon that they couldn't use and offered it to us. Because of Landon's Ken Caryl swim meet (more on that in another post), we were only able to go for Sunday night, so it was quick but a fun getaway.
I asked at the visitors center for a hike that was good for all ages and she suggested we do the "Raccoon" trail. It was supposed to be 2.2 miles and easy with a short detour. We started out and it wasn't easy, nor short. After quite a while hiking (2 plus hours), we hadn't even made it to Panorama point, which was supposed to be just over halfway. The boys were pretty fast hikers so it shouldn't have taken this long. I also had left our water bottle at the campground, and it was hot.
Finally we made it to Panorama Point, but the trail said 2.3 miles back to the campground from there. It also said there was a detour. Rather than risking a long hike, we took the road back with my GPS. It was probably another mile or so on a hot dirt road, but the boys were troopers and we made it back hungry and thirsty.
Camping wouldn't be camping without s'mores! The boys spent the afternoon collecting firewood.
Baby Blane was such a happy camper!
As were his brothers and parents.