Straight behind the new green fence post and through the trees is an old abandoned cabin. We used to walk around this area quite a bit before the fence surprisingly went up.
Our adventure got serious when we were driving the jeep up Raspberry gulch and it suddenly stopped. We were a long way from Sunshine Ranch. Joel quickly figured out that it ran out of gas. The gage showed 1/2 full but that was obviously wrong. Joel was able to back the jeep down the hill to a spot he could turn it around. Joel is such an amazing driver that he was actually able to coast the jeep for at least a mile and a half stopping it only a few yards from the furthest point on the smith property. It was still a long run back to the house but it wasn't bad considering where we were.
Evie fell asleep as we were coasting down the hill. Joel ran back to the house to get gas and Ethan and I explored.
Ethan found the rest of a trail head sign and enjoyed lugging it around. Anything that's twice his height or weight...
Only a few yards from where the jeep rolled to a stop is the trail we ride our bikes on to get to the forest. Ethan is in front of the sign at the trail entrance.
The Aspen trees are starting to change color. Pictures don't do the beauty here justice. The hills are full of bright yellow and orange - it's just so beautiful.
Ethan is having fun playing in the dirt. The Chalk Cliffs are the mountains you see in the distance. It is just starting to sprinkle on us too.