The sun filters through the trees, warming nearby rocks. Animals scurry through the undergrowth. The only sound that meets your ears are the calls of birds and rustling of leaves. Nearby, the lingering smell of a campfire reminds you of the previous night, snacking on s’mores and sharing stories with those you love most.
Everything is peaceful, serene, and calm.
As the weather begins to warm up, the ski season begins to wind down. But that doesn’t mean the end of enjoying the mountains. Camping in the mountains provides an entirely different experience, and one just as magical.
If you haven’t taken a trip to the mountains during the summer months, you may want to add it to your itinerary.
Camping is an immersive experience, allowing you to see the mountains in a new way. It’s an opportunity to slow down and truly appreciate the outdoors. We spend all of our time rushing from meeting to appointment to family events. Even vacations are often filled with lists of things to see and places to go. These expectations can quickly become overwhelming and drain the fun out of the experience.
But camping forces you to slow down. It pulls you away from your screens and devices, instead given the natural entertainment of the world around you. If you want to venture further into the mountains, you can only go as fast as your feet are able to carry you, forcing you to truly take in your surroundings.
Camping is designed to help you remove the barriers between yourself and nature. We spend so much of our time shutting nature out, and this is your chance to change that and experience the mountains in a new way. Once you’re out in the mountains, you can go swimming, hiking, or backpacking.
Camping has the potential to be just as fun, and just as breathtaking, as skiing. If you’re used to enjoying the mountains from a pair of skis or a snowboard, camping will allow you to immerse yourself in a completely different world. The mountains transform in the summertime, and camping gives you the opportunity to view the mountains when they’re most alive. Waterfalls will be flowing, animals will be alert, and the trails will be covered in a wide array of plant life. It’s a beautiful world to witness and will leave you falling even more deeply in love with the mountains.
So as the weather begins to change, don’t feel too disappointed. The mountains still have plenty to offer in the way of camping during the summertime.