Backpacking the Rockies  

rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
7028 posts
8/10/2006 2:03 pm

Last Read:
8/27/2006 10:11 am

Backpacking the Rockies

When was the last time you spent four days without electricity, flush toilets, cars, noise, or a solid roof over your head? How about carrying 45 pounds on your back climbing up a steep hill in the rain and mud? Not your idea of paradise? LOL!

I'm never happier than when I'm up in the mountains. In the winter that means skiing, in the summer it means camping. There is nothing like being in the most beautiful place in the world, without a care in the world.

Except keeping dry, of course.

My dad dropped my friend W and I off on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the wild flowers were in bloom. We took off down the trail and things were great. We stopped for lunch by a stream and had apples, cheese, and summer sausage. Then we took off again, headed for the lake where we planned to spend the night.

About 4 o'clock, and at least a mile from the lake, the sky turned black, the thunder rolled off the peaks, and the sky opened. We put on rain panchos, but slogging through the mud makes everything harder, the ponchos keep you dry, but you sweat like a pig inside the plastic, and they don't keep you from getting wet to the knees, or your feet from being cold.

We finally got to the lake, and found a place to camp. Throwing up a tent in the rain is not a lot of fun, and you have to do it quickly to keep the inside from getting wet. We got the tent up, put our stuff inside, then got in ourselves and changed socks and got warm and had a snack. Then we played rock/paper/scissors to see who went to get water so we could cook dinner. Then it stopped raining.

The next three days our schedule was about the same. Get up in the morning, fix breakfast while spreading out our equipment for the sun to dry it, then packing everything up still damp and hiking to the next lake, sun until late afternoon, rain like hell, then make camp, eat dinner, and go to bed.

It was absolutely great, and I loved every minute.

On Tuesday, we had made arrangements for dad to pick us up about 5 pm. We made it about 6, and he was waiting for us. Raining like mad, we climbed up to the road, and he got out of my car laughing his ass off and saying we looked like drowned rats. We threw our packs in the back, and got in the car. The blessed man had the engine running and the heater going full blast.

To make everything even better, he brought dry clothes, and two thermoses of mocha coffee. Getting that sweet, hot coffee inside us made the entire world seem a lot brighter.

We kinda looked at the dry clothes, and dithered a bit, until dad said, "Look, I'm your father, and a doctor. Get out of those wet clothes and get dry before you catch cold." So, hell, we started changing. I've got my shirt off, and starting to put on a dry t-shirt and sweater, and he says,

"Nice tits."

W spits hot mocha all over the back of my seat, and I stare at him with my mouth open. He starts laughing.

"Just an observation. I spent years listening to you bitch and whine cause you didn't have any, I think I have a right to point out that I was right when I told you to just have patience."

Dry clothes, hot coffee, and some fresh fruit made the ride back home very nice. Mom had lasagna ready for us when we got there.

And when I told her what he said, she spit her wine all over the kitchen.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
8/10/2006 3:17 pm

If my dad would say something like that to me I think I would have to head straight for intensive psycho-therapy.

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 8:02 am:
I was horrified! He said it so matter-of-factly, like commenting on the weather. But after awhile it was funny, and I started giggling, and so did W, and we just couldn't stop.

sillyperv 54M

8/10/2006 3:20 pm

Ah, the joy of parents embarassing their kids in front of their friends. Glad you're feeling fit and that, apparantly, you have nice tits.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
8/10/2006 3:23 pm

Btw, I forgot....

When was the last time you spent four days without electricity, flush toilets, cars, noise, or a solid roof over your head?

When I was homeless and pregnant at eighteen I did it for a month, it sucked the big one.

Glad you are feeling better

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 8:17 am:
Yeah, but you get squeamish when you have to go outside to get the mail!

longhairman0013 46M
110 posts
8/10/2006 3:30 pm

that would be the last time spent four days in total peace. sounds like you had a wonderful time, not to mention a wonderful family.


JuicyBBW1001 54F

8/10/2006 3:32 pm

Wow I wish I could spend more time communing with nature, however; camping with a six year old is like asking for trouble.


chas4037 67M
4119 posts
8/10/2006 3:52 pm

Kelli, now I think I know where your superb butt comes from; all that mountaineering.

I assume that this trip was prior to your surgery, otherwise you've made a very rapid recovery.

Thanks for sharing

T_A_B_75 42M

8/10/2006 4:38 pm

That sounds like an excellent vacation. I would go for that type of trip in a second. Oh yeah! I am in October.

Dad has a sense of humor, you have to love it.

hornylilgirl78 106F

8/10/2006 5:10 pm

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

It is pretty disconcerting when a family member says something like that isn't it? Somehow, I got the boobs no one else in my family has, and they always comment on it.


"I'm not cheap, but I am on special this week."


"As kinky as a cheap garden hose!"

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 8:19 am:
My mom is a size 0 with 32C, so she looks like a pencil with with cantaloupes attached.

tootsiedippin 53M/53F
1078 posts
8/10/2006 5:10 pm

As you well know I have...Ahh...Piercings **Blush** down there and my teenaged daughter knew about them. So in an atemped to make her dad go red she brought up piercings with her friends in front ol' dad while were were going to the store. She knew I had no place to run.

Well please, she should have known better because ol' dad is the one that had the birds and the bees talk with her.

"So Dad where exzactly are your Frenums?" and she looked at me with those devil filled eyes.

I pause for a moment and looked her friends over and knew I had been set up....Sooooo

I told them in explicit(sp) detial with a deminstration using my fingure with the middle finger exstended. Yup I was flipping them off during the entire demonstration.

So WHO do you think went red?

I am sooooo sure you have hed your moments also...giggle

Dippin<--- Smurf at large

tadpudgy 56M

8/10/2006 5:12 pm

Sounds like a great time was had and wonderful memories were made! Your parents are a hoot!!! When you look at the person you have grown up to be, you silently have paid homage to your mom and dad! I am from the mountains myself. I need to start hiking more. Still fish alot to this day. HUG=GASMS!!!

mysticdreamangel 61F
2759 posts
8/10/2006 5:19 pm

Okay, now that just made me spit my mouth full of wine onto the computer screen...

Kelli, thank you for making me laugh!

Sounds like your on the road to recovery and may each day be all that much brighter for you!

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 8:20 am:
There's been a lot of that going around.

NakedLnch 48M

8/10/2006 6:51 pm

What a wonderful read! Thank you. I started out getting all nostalgic for the days when I lived in Colorado and would hike up one of the "fourteeners" with my friend.

Then I just plain busted out laughing at your dad's comment. I think it's awesome. The best thing about a father saying something like that is, you know he would never say it if it weren't true.

Happy recovery!

maverick1255 51M
3953 posts
8/10/2006 7:10 pm

LMAO!!!!!! You dad sounds like he would love blogging HERE!!!!!

All the other descriptions of the trip - Fun, are you kidding me!!!!

No, I understand. It is a different mind set. The air, openness, pure nature, and plenty of water!!

Balibabe19 42F

8/10/2006 7:16 pm

I love to go camping...might even go this weekend.. we have a gorgeous National Park about an hours drive from my house with huge waterfalls etc...would love to show you pics one day..and um err the tits comment um er *cough* well lets just say it would be the final straw for me and..... Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to therapy I go!!

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 8:37 am:

AughtMusedSpill 48M

8/10/2006 7:18 pm

I'm glad I wasn't drinking when I read that! Too damn I know where you get your razor-sharp wit. Your dad sounds like quite the character.

rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
8/10/2006 7:21 pm

Eight days on the Middle ork Salmon River in Idaho. And yes you take nature as she is rain or shine, dry or wet, but there is nothing like the beauty and the sense of self that emerges about the second day (That was late last summer)

SingleWarrior 52M

8/10/2006 7:29 pm

You ever get a chance, look up backpacking in the High Sierras, my stomping grounds.

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 8:41 am:
I've wanted to go hiking in the Sierras. I took a day hike up the area where the waterfalls are on the road on the west side (other side) of Emerald Bay. It's gorgeous country!

VTLakesideVixen 60F
458 posts
8/10/2006 8:18 pm

Kelli, it sounds like my kind of camping, except on the last camping trip my husband put the tent up on the down hill side. When we all woke up, and of course it had rained during the night (our oldest daughter and her husband and my grandkids were there in our tent also) we thought that we were sleeping on a waterbed! LOL--Needless to say we, had to stick around camp and pray for lots of sunshine to dry out our sleeping bags. We are still laughing about that trip!

Your Dad seems to be quite the character as everyone has said--but it also sounds like you have a great relationship with him for him to feel comfortable enough to be able to make this kind of comment, irregardless of him being a doctor!

Glad to hear that you seem to be on the mend Kelli!

Hugs to you Kelli.

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 8:43 am:
Ya need to look at the runoff patterns before you pitch the tent, that's for sure!

EvilEvilKitten1 62F

8/10/2006 8:29 pm

This is why I neither go hiking nor camping!!


funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
8/10/2006 8:52 pm

Kel, what a great Dad, wish I had one like that. You made that simple weekend sound like heaven.
Fuck, am I being nice here??
Why did it take you so long, why didn't you take a wirefree laptop, ah shit, too late.
Welcome back

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 8:45 am:
Take a laptop so it could short out in the rain? Besides, even cell phones don't work up there. We tried making a call from the top of Mount Julian, and no dice.

rm_mmmgoodnova 106M/106F
1259 posts
8/10/2006 10:04 pm

Cool trip...and cool dad. BTW, for those who think her dad's comment was pervy: I think it's very possible for a family member to objectively appreciate another family member...almost dispassionately, as art, for their physical attributes...and not have it be anything sexual.

Glad you had a good time.

toothysmile 50M
16514 posts
8/11/2006 1:32 am

i'm not much of a nature boy, but the rockies are just awesome mountains, perhaps the best i've seen.
i'm glad you had a good time and that your dad appreciated your tits!... lol...

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 7:58 am:
W's are better, but he didn't comment on hers ... but he did look.

economickrisis 55M

8/11/2006 2:12 am

I had you pegged as the type of sheila who would think of going 4 star rather than 5 star as camping. Its great to learn yer a real camper

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 7:56 am:
5 star is the Paris Hilton. 6 star is a Northface dome in the middle of the wilderness. I enjoy both.

foghorn49 59M

8/11/2006 3:16 am

Sorry Keli but I disagree with most here. I thought it was tacky.

I have a 21 years old daughter and would never say something like that to her. We have a certain respect for each other and never cross the lines. She is also like that. If her and her long term boyfriend spends that night they have the courtcy not to sleep in the same room. I do not require this but she does it on the own. It her way of showing me and her mother respect.

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 7:55 am:
I guess it has a lot to do with the relationship and how you were raised. There were never any nudity taboos in our home, and our hot tub has never seen a bathing suit. He has always been my biggest supporter and confidence booster, as well as the biggest teaser in the world.

Harpocrates7 42M

8/11/2006 4:48 am

I spent 7 days hiking in Estes in October during the color change. The Aspens were beautiful. I have a great friend who lives in Frisco, and I hope to connect with him to go hiking again soon.

Glad you had fun! I can't believe you dad said "nice tits!" I'll have to see for myself--only to agree or disagree with a doctor's perspective, of course.

rm_macallan4u 46M
968 posts
8/11/2006 5:58 am

Out of the mouths of dads.....

Every years, my friend and I go for a 4 day fishing trip (catch and release) that is deep in the woods, in a wooden cabin on a lake. No electricity, no hot water, not a human for miles. It's the single most thing I look forward to every year... and it's coming up in less than 1 month!

I do sooooooo understand the pleasure you and W get!

rm_gorilla062 49M
232 posts
8/11/2006 6:01 am

I guess it shows that father knows best! Glad you are up and about, feeling better and having fun!

Perchance2000 57M

8/11/2006 6:06 am

Hiking is like a life - lots of sunshine, lots of rain . . . and you have a great time when you take it with a smile.

And, for whatever it's worth, I don't see anything disrespectful in what your Dad said, and certainly laughed at the first reactions to something that indeed would come as a surprise to some (most) - but it shows a healthy relationship among the all of you!

I'm so glad to see you back, and in the best of spirits. And returning to this site (though AdultFriendFinder didn't indicate any recent activity for more than ten days, shame on them) with joyful anticipation of the candy here (no, not just eye candy) must make me an intellectual low life for some, and my comments may make my judgment questioned, in particular in terms of respect. Tant pis! You are great, and a great example to many!

bustybettyboop 50F  
59325 posts
8/11/2006 6:14 am

it sounds fun! i'm glad to hear that u enjoyed yourself! hugz,busty

..just join me on my blog bustybettyboop and still looking for some hot,sexy,creative contestants for my next contest...come join us! need a blog mentor or want to be one?

alphuctup 40M

8/11/2006 7:00 am

Those peaks sound do the mountains...sorry!

I'm quite envious, a few days in the wilderness would be bliss. Are you allowed to make fires in the National Parks?

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/11/2006 7:51 am:
You can, though there are restrictions. Most of the lakes are above timberline, so there's nothing to burn.

fantasylover_05 62M

8/11/2006 7:03 am



EroticaXTC 50F

8/11/2006 8:48 am

Wow, now that I think about it, it's been longer than I thought. I used to go all the time. Glad you had fun!

Greekgirl4u06 39F

8/11/2006 1:12 pm

im taking my first trip to the great smokey mountains on the bike with my man! hoping i will have as exciting a time as you did

B_Stinga_b_i_ 48M/45F

8/11/2006 1:43 pm

Can I interest you in some W VA camping?

howaboutahuck 66M
489 posts
8/11/2006 2:25 pm

Parents just don't forget the things you say as kids. I once told my mother that everyone over thirty five should be shot. On my 35th birthday I walked into my parents house and my mother called out to my dad to bring her his gun, because everyone over 35 should be shot.

BadAssBlonde1 57F
4989 posts
8/11/2006 9:54 pm

LOL . . . You poor Mother wasting her wine like that. I can't imagine my Father ever saying anything like that. But hell, What Daddy says, goes! Sounds like a great time ya'll had. Thanks for sharing. I don't think I have ever spent that long without what I deem the necessities of life. Prolly wouldn't be conducive to my lifestyle.

Best Wishes and Warm Regards,
Lady Hunter / BAB

After all the sex is gone, there is the mind - Lady Hunter / BAB

Copyright © House of Lady Hunter 1998-2009

frbnkslady 48F
6183 posts
8/12/2006 1:14 am

LMAOOOOO. I love camping there... White River National Forest. I love to camp. We just spent the 4th down in Kenai Penisula. You would love it. Should trade pics. T


zatox_altern 60M

8/12/2006 1:41 am

awesome. you took me with you in your pocket. thank you for the post.



rm_sojourner812 51M

8/12/2006 3:43 am

Sounds absolutely wonderful. Been too long for me (last fall for a long camping weekend, even longer for an extended stay in the wilderness) and body and mind are overdue.

You remind me of a trip to Shining Rock Wilderness many years ago. On the way in, we stopped at an overlook on the parkway and witnessed the singularly most amazing sunset I've ever seen ... the mountains and sky were awash in color, as though a rainbow had erupted and wreathed the distant peaks in its hues. Indescribable, really (wish I'd had a camera). We set up camp in darkness, and about 2 the rain began ... and stayed for the duration of the trip (turned out to be the remnants of Hurricane Opal...rained 6 inches over the next few days). Next morning we awoke to wash streams on either side of the tent and a rising Pigeon river. Stayed two days...finally driven out by hypothermia (ran out of dry clothes). All in all, lovely trip...raging river and weeping forest never so majestic...sublime, really. Sorry for running on so...

MillsShipsGayly 51M

8/12/2006 12:50 pm

Your dad's comments are so funny ...
I can just imagine the deadpan, matter-of-fact tone ...

Your camping story reminds me of a time I was in Maine with Outward Bound. we had a group of about 20 who were just about to start business school; no one knew each other and the number of firat-time campers was high.

One of the events was to be dropped as a group onto a small island. We were dropped off with no gear (a couple flairs in case of emergency) and it so happened that an incredible storm blew through that night ... 60 mph winds, torrential (I mean torrential) rains, and we had nothing but ourselves and our ponchos.

There we were, 20 people on the ground huddled together, trying to stay warm ... this was 15 years ago and i can still remember it like yesterday. The little island they left us on became the tiniest postage stamp of a land mass, 75% of it was under two feet of water and we all looked like quite a sight (wet cats?) th enext morning as we walked our way through the water to get out toward our boat.

Even kelli's most beautiful breasts couldn't have made that experience enjoyable ....

rm_tracker530 59M

8/12/2006 8:03 pm

Love your camping tale, I grew up at Lake Tahoe, and used to go out like that all the time. Good stuff. As to your fathers comment...if the truth fits....B

rm_Erus_Amans 41M
23 posts
8/13/2006 9:24 am

Sounded like it was a blast, and makes me feel the need to get back to nature again and soon. Btw personally I think it would have been better with a little light snow.

HarrySullivan 60M
8 posts
8/13/2006 6:03 pm

I am not an outdoorsman but I do admire those who are.

cobra70118 105M

8/13/2006 8:09 pm

I camp in the Rockies a lot. Once at around 12,000 + feet a thunderstorm came over the mountain and it hailed up. A wall of heavy large hail was going up like a wave. The sunsets, the rainbows everyday. Sun shining when it rains. Surrealistic colours. The night sky. Know what you mean.

rm_mainevern 51M
10197 posts
8/13/2006 9:17 pm

I havn't been camping for at least 25 years (I spent a wonderful summer hiking around the Sangre De Christo Mountains in NM, was the most fun I've ever had in my life). Somehow none of my (ex)gf's ever seemed to share my enjoyment of such things and physical problems over the past years have prevented me from getting back to it.

Re: the tits story, sounds like you have really great parents .

I Wanna Pull Purpletrashcan's Fucking Hair!


8/14/2006 4:43 am

what a wonderful time you had... miss camping so much..and as for your dads comment.. too funny.. reminded me of when my Dad saw me for the first time after I was away for a summer trip and blossomed way too much over the summer.. he said " Holy somthing with those

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/17/2006 7:22 am:
During my freshman year in college, I grew almost two cup sizes. When I walked in the house the beginning of the summer, he did a double take and his eyes got wide. He didn't say anything, but it put the biggest smile on my face.

rm_skyeone2 64M/45F
7186 posts
8/14/2006 8:19 am

That is funny! I have to agree with your father though! You're a grown woman now, and if you griped like that as a kid, he does have a right to point out that you're now well developed and he noticed! So what, he pointed it out to you and made you remember how you felt as a! If it were me, I'd have been mortified as well. Actually on second thought, if my dad had said that to me, I'd have pointed out that he was sooo incredibly wrong! After having 3 kids, my breasts are actually smaller now than they were when I was a teen! Hell at 35 my family still teases me that my shoulder blades stick out more than my breasts.


Blessed Be

rm_luvsyou4 53M
18 posts
8/14/2006 6:02 pm

Kel...if your dad says you have nice tits, then you must! Sounds like a fun trip. Climbed most of Mt Ranier years ago. That was a cool experience. Alot of vertical type hiking. We stopped short of the totally life threatening stuff since we were not experienced. It sure was beautiful....

NSAAddict 42F

8/14/2006 7:02 pm

Hey buttercup, your dad is a RIOT So happy you're feeling better! Come help us party on Friday, you're invited to [post 468648], her and Kalie are tying the blog-knot

OboesHonedIambs 62F

8/15/2006 4:54 pm

Glad you had a good trip. Having friends and moms spit their drinks: priceless!

Instant Human -- Just Add Coffee

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/17/2006 7:19 am:
Having Kelli blush to her toes ...

funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
8/16/2006 9:45 am

EXCELLENT new photo. I like this one better. I am strange.

Do you like my new smilie?? He's cute.

rainqueen04 55F
1340 posts
8/27/2006 9:23 am

thanks for sharing! that was a great story! I laughed (outloud) and had to post... dads' are special people arent' they? xx

rm_kelli4u2dew replies on 8/27/2006 10:11 am:
My dad is the best ... most of the time.

Become a member to create a blog