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Sisters create a camping community
By Dan Englund, The Greeley Tribune
Jan Boyes lived in Steamboat Springs for 20 years and skied only a handful of times.
“How stupid was that?” Boyes said.
Boyes, 58, who moved to Greeley in 1995, has good reasons for ignoring the sugar-coated slopes of Steamboat. They’re the reasons many women who belong to Sisters on the Fly have when they talk about why they’ve ignored the outdoors most of their lives. Boyes had two daughters. L ife was busy. The camping trips had to do. She enjoys her grandchildren now, but she also wants to make up for those years lost to the outdoors.
She wants to learn the fly-fishing her husband, Richard, still enjoys. She may go for a hike. She enjoys camping in her renovated and downright gussied-up trailer. She calls it her “sane asylum.”
Sisters on the Fly has plans for her. She joined it last year.
“This is my second chance,” she said.
The organization started in 1999 when two sisters, Maurrie and Becky, sat on a drift boat drinking a glass of wine to celebrate catching an 8-pound brown trout. It wasn’t long before friends clamored to come along. They thought they had something there.
The vintage trailers came later...
Read more about Sisters on the Fly in the Tribune. Sounds like a fun group!
To read more about camping spots, camp food, building a campfire and more, see the "Camping" page at OutThereColorado.com.