Back to our trip... We were in the San Juan Mountains, in southwest Colorado, and we'd left a spectacular area to explore a new one. After the pack reunited close to the access point for our next campsite, we drove almost 20 miles on an empty dirt road up toward the higher mountains. We searched around for a campsite. We found one, although it had no expansive views like our previous one. However, it was very quiet, with no one else around, as far as we could tell.
The main attraction to this site was that it was close to a spectacular part of the Colorado Trail called Indian Trail Ridge. We'd read about the incredible views and the amazing wildflowers.
Shyla and I headed out for a ride the next morning. Almost immediately, we were on a ridge that had mountainous views in every direction.
That night was cold but the sky was mostly clear, giving an incredible view of the Milky Way.