Sittin' Pretty in Camp
Ready to Ride
Camping Like Kings
I spent a year and a half living in a camper while alternating between being a ski instructor in Breckenridge and traveling to bike parks around the western United States. When I settled in Golden, I knew I wanted to develop a business that would help people travel like I had: And it was all about having the right vehicle.
So I built the off-road, teardrop-style camper trailer that was to become my business: Into the Wild Overland. With Timbren axel-less suspension, a heavy-duty frame and all-terrain tires, the only thing stopping this trailer from going everywhere is the vehicle it's attached to. And with a forced-air heater, instant hot-water shower, sleeping for two and a sink, stove and fridge in the rear galley kitchen, you have all of the basics to be extra comfortable in the backcountry.
Over Memorial Day weekend, the typical start of summer, we took the trailer up to the base of Mount Sherman to a great camping spot (there's a whole bunch up there). We set up camp (which really just means parking, in our case) and started cooking dinner.
And then it started snowing — May in Colorado! It fell heavy for a half hour, then the sun burst through again. And then the snow came back, and then the sun.
We had the heater running that night, and our solar panel was still charging the battery in the morning even though it was covered in snow and ice. We enjoyed a hike by the beautiful river, eggs and bacon for breakfast, and then hooked up and drove off to find the next adventure.
The moral of any Colorado story is to be prepared for any weather — but it helps to have a trailer from Into the Wild Overland!