Monday, August 18, 2008

CamPinG in a GhOsT ToWn is nOt for WimPs...


Our much anticipated 3 day camping trip to Gilman with Heather and Ali finally happened. We didn't expect snow, rain and hail, but that didn't stop us.
It took us 3 tries to get through Eisenhower tunnel but we made it and survived.
Day 1- Tunnel was closed due to poor weather conditions (lots of snow,)
so we turned around and stayed the night in Idaho Springs.
Day 2- Tried again and got about 2 miles from the tunnel and Vito's car died. We coasted all the way back down the mountain, rented a car and drove back up.
By the time we hiked all the way into Gilman the weather was clearing up.
But once the sun went down a storm set it and boy was it scary, so much thunder. We didn't bring a tent so we ended up sleeping in a rat infested house to stay dry. All the windows were broken in the house but it kept us protected from the crazy rain and hail.

We rummaged through an old bank, doctors office (medical records and x-rays everywhere), bowling alley, a hotel and about 30 houses.



This desk was in the bank, files still in the drawers. I don't think it's the healthiest working environment. yuck.
This was our home sweet home for the night. Vito woke up in the middle of the night because he heard something above his head.. he turned on his headlamp and saw a rat the size of a small child scurry across the floor. eek!

7 comments:

The Three Ts said...

crazy!! love the pics!

Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

what an adventure!

The Senakams said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog! This is one crazy camping trip! Makes me wonder how this town got deserted so suddenly, bank files and medical records and all? Good stuff :)

XUE said...

wow! the pics are also like paintings especially the top 2 with that sky!

Anonymous said...

WOW~! THOSE LOOK GREAT..I WANT TO GO BACK...

Anonymous said...

wow! those pics are amazing...makes me want to go back :(

Anonymous said...

Wow! those pics are amazing! makes me want to go back..:(
heather