Home away from home in Aspen. Also home of canon blasted Hunter S Thompson, plane crashed John Denver and murdered skier Spider Sabich... Normally I don’t get spooked while camping- how ever... out here in the middle of nowhere - around 1:30 am I heard some one walking very near the head of my bed... I could hear the metal tip of a cane? What is it? Who is it? Slender Man? Maybe it’s some methed up tweekers looking for sleeping campers to rob and steal their cars- but who end up killing them and only get $20 and can’t steal the car because they can’t find the keys...I do not know. Then a few hours later, someone else came walking close to my tent. I grabbed my stun gun... started wishing I had a knife so I could cut my way out of the tent walls as it’d be too hard to unzip the door in an attack. I froze- pretending I was already dead. Eventually I could hear the steps getting farther away but then light from a flashlight or head lamp was shining around inside my tent. Phoenix of course was curled up in hole in under a tree, I’m sure, happy to see a new face. I was missing my old dogs, Gibson and Jesse, who wouldn’t let anyone or anything anywhere near me in the middle of the night. It’s amazing how tuned into the snapping of a twig, the crunch of gravel and bending of limbs you get when you’re alone out in the mountains. Eventually, the light and footsteps went away. I laid there running all the scenarios of my worst nightmares for a couple hours looking up at twinkling stars and satellites. Then the sun came up and it was all Rocky Mountain High...I had survived. Maybe listening to murder/true crime podcasts all the time isn’t always an escape from reality. #stayoutoftheforest#ssdgm#aspencolorado#ashcroft#tent#cozytent#solocamping#wanderlust#adventure#coloradocamping#colorado
Love this gorgeous canvas tent pic via @girlcamper528 - nothing better than camping under the stars! Where are you headed on your next camping trip?
Currently writing seventh novel The Gold, about creativity, love, obsession, addiction and Bruce Robinson.
Excerpts at # thegoldlines
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Nice desk for work 😬🙀
Perfekt view tho :-)
Thanks for sharing 🙏 @michaelmatti