In May 2017, my friend Meesh and I visited the Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. We were so stoked to do some major exploration. But little did we know, when we got to the trail head, we found the trails completely covered in snow and ice. We didn't even think of snow coming from a prior day hike at Pike Peak, which was dry, sunny, and 70 degrees.
At one point, we were knee-deep in snow slowly trekking up this monstrous slope and we legit thought we wouldn't make it.
When we finally made it to the top of the mountain, we cried, "sweet baby jesus! that was freakin hard" And pitched our hammocks to enjoy the views.
While trying to relax, we were met with another unforeseen force of nature - a storm was making its way towards us.
A fellow hiker from Singapore who offered to take pictures of us pointed at the sky behind us and sure enough, an ominous Voldemort-looking clouds were creeping up pretty fast.
We immediately went into survival mode and started booking down the mountain. When we came up to that same monstrous slope, we had the best idea of using our hammock as a sled to ride down the mountain.
And it worked like a charm. Cue my "Ah-ha!" moment!
Imagine if we had a trailboard at that exact moment? We would've saved energy, time, and had so much fun! It was the absolute perfect opportunity.
Fast forward to 2019, the Mundo team is getting ready to make our debut at Rocky Mountain National Park in about 2 weeks for the Estes Park Winter Fest (January 19 & 20). We can't wait to test out the trailboard!! We're just praying for snow!! #rockymountainnationalpark #prayforsnow #EstesParkWinterFest2019