We had the BEST weekend camping for the first time in our tiny camper (Kermit).
We bought Kermit back at the end of October and haven’t had a chance to take it out until now. For camper people Kermit is a 2018 R-pod 171, basically the smallest camper R-Pod makes. We love it because we wanted something light and small that would do well boondocking and traveling on dirt roads. Kermit has an ‘off road’ package so we can take it back to off grid sites.
For a winter trip we wanted to stay out of the mountains and somewhere not too far from home because it was our first trip and we weren’t sure how everything would work. We settled on Cheyenne Mountain State Park because it was just two hours from home and was just outside of Colorado Springs. The campground is beautiful with fantastic views of both the city and mountains.
The sites have full hook-ups but we decided to just dry camp, we didn’t want to have to winterize Kermit again so we just brought water with us and used the campground facilities. We did use the electricity for heating and other utilities.
We really love the layout and functionality of our tiny trailer, we had a different trailer that we took with us to Yellowstone in the fall that had a bunkhouse but it didn’t really work for us so we sold it and this one is a much better fit. We all think it’s very cozy!
Because it was cold out we ate inside but hopefully in the summer we will be spending most of our time outside. Emmy hasn’t been into sleeping outside (yet) but Cannon is looking forward to sleeping in a tent this summer.
The park has amazing trails that run throughout the park and campground. We went hiking everyday that we were there.
We didn’t know ahead of time but there was an ultra being held while we were there! Human Potential was holding the Stories Ultra there was a 6, 15 and 30 hour race going.
It was fun cheering for the runners all weekend. We could see them running with headlamps and going all day and night! One runner mentioned that he is training for the Barkley Marathons, these people are amazing.
Sunrise magic! The entrance to NORAD is right up the mountain from the campground, the area is very interesting!
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed winter camping. We specifically stayed away from snow and went on a very mild weekend so that helped a lot. I can’t wait for summer and all the camping we will do!
Don’t worry the kids were just hanging out while we got the trailer hooked up, they ride in the back in car seats 😉
We came home Sunday afternoon with plenty of time to watch the Super Bowl.
Have you ever been camping in the winter?
Do you own a camper or would you like to?
Did you watch the big game?