"Do you want to go on a trip in March?" Franklin asked. "Of course!" I thought and exuberantly responded. March is the time when many Colorado overlanders come out of hibernation and start camping again, often in the deserts of Utah and other states surrounding the state. While I enjoy the quiet of the winter, I'm also always excited for the first overlanding trip of the new year. And so Val and I get off with the member of our GITBO (Give It The Beans Overland) overlanding group on yet another adventure.
For this trip, we decided to explore some canyonlands in the otherwise plains of Colorado. As we met at our rally point and bantered over our radios, we fell back into our familiar rhythm. The weather was overcast and chilly as we departed with a bit of snow along the way as we convoyed toward the plains. Our worries receded along with Colorado's front range in the background as we transitioned into overlanding mode. We gassed up before leaving the pavement and kicking up dust clouds as we continued along the plains toward the canyons.
We slowed as we approved the canyon rim, taking in the scenery and scouting for a good campsite. We find a side nestled in scrub and trees with a dramatic view of the canyon below and start setting up camp. The sun breaks through the clouds, warming the air and our spirits. We've arrived. We're here. Here on another overlanding adventure with friends and yet a new place to explore together. And there's nowhere I'd rather be. I'd rather be here.
The "I'd Rather Be Here" sticker is a reminder that each day is an opportunity and a responsibility to do what you love. It's the first sticker in the Storied Stickers project. If this resonates with you, a small number of stickers are available for a limited time.
I hope to see you out there,