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A few bits from last week’s @hipcamp assignment - We found ourselves tucked away between meadows and mountains above Allenspark, CO. The cabin we stayed in was built by a pilot on land that his family has held for decades. Prior to his family owning it, a reclusive French trapper made his home there and lived off of the land. The neighbors consist of elk, horses, and a few folks who just want some crisp air and space to breathe. We ended up gettin invited down a dirt road by one of our host’s good friends to see their home building project of 20 years - a midcentury modern off grid compound. No pictures of that one, it didn’t feel right. But what I love most about these assignments is getting to know the people behind the place and their lives, dreams and ambitions that led them to cultivate havens that they in turn can’t wait to share with others, even though they’re often private people who prefer being tucked down miles of dirt road. I always leave the hosts and their properties with a little bit of my faith in humanity restored and an eagerness to be more open to kind strangers.