May 05, 2022 2 min read
Dreaming amongst Big B’s Delicious fruit trees was the most magical part of HESTIVAL! So many awesome rigs nestled in the apple, pear & peach trees- which were all timely blooming from the warmth of the spring sunshine… it was a very special camping experience.
Doesn’t get much better than ‘75 & Sunny’- which we were blessed with all day on Saturday. Friday got a little windy, and the nights cooled down, but made for some cozy campfire weather & kick off to camping season.
It’s been wayyy too long since we’ve all been able to properly gather & throw down. It was heartwarming to see people laughing, smiling, high-fiving, dancing and creating new connections + friendships. We met so many awesome people this past weekend. Feeling blessed to have such a great community.
How great is it to watch and hear live music again!? Cousin Curtiss and Stillhouse Junkies rocked the crowd on Friday night while the music and vocals of Gabrielle Louise & Rising Appalachia took us to heaven while the sun set behind the nearby mountains.
The dreamiest moment of the weekend was definitely cosmis stargazing with Aaron Watson of Dark Skies Paonia. Laying on HEST camping pads & pillows, under the new moon and clear skies, learning about astronomy??? It doesn’t get much better than that.
Those who took advantage of our free shuttle to the Black Canyon National Park were treated with an educational hike on the North Vista trail to Exclamation Point. Big B’s is located in a pretty incredible part of Colorado, with so much to see and do nearby, we were stoked to have a chance to check out the area.
It was a kid and dog wonderland; face painting, hay bale rides, swings, green grass, treats, coloring and happy people. Dogs were wagging their tails, playing chase, and living the orchard dog’s dream.
Hannah Smith closed out the weekend with a slow Sunday morning yoga in the Dreamer Zone between apple trees. After a raucous weekend of activity, recharging and resetting was the best way to end HESTIVAL.
Thanks to Big B’s for cooking up fresh, delicious food throughout the weekend and keeping fresh, crisp and refreshing apple cider on tap. The brisket sandwich was a favorite of our team with meat smoked in fruit wood from their trees… drool worthy? You betcha!
Shout out to our awesome brand partners for bringing the stoke, demos and good times! Grateful to have friends in the biz like SCARPA, Roam, Ripton, Jetboil, Mountain House, Stanley, Unravel Coffee and Outdoorsy who know how to have a fun time in the outdoors and how to throw a rocking party.