Though I wouldn’t let my brother pressure me into things or anything (though he’s a good brother, so I ought to be obliging now and then), here are some pictures of our family’s recent camping trip. Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but I suspect some words to provide some context would also be appreciated.
Welcome to Camp Soggy Sagebrush, our home for most of three days. We arrived just as it started to rain.
While everyone else stayed dry in the tent, I rigged some cover should we wish to actually be outdoors in the great outdoors. It took awhile for anyone to take me up on it.
We picked a beautiful spot to camp, and happened to be in one of the less populated areas of the campground. We hardly heard or saw other people most of the time. Here’s a sample of the view.
…and more view…
I don’t want to bore you with excessive wildflower pictures. There were quite a few in bloom, but I’ll give you just a sample.
Food is an important part of camping, and we ate well. The waffle-cone parfaits, tin-foil dinners, and s’mores were especially a hit. Five thumbs up for my creative cook of a wife, as usual.
Hiking is one of our favorite family activities, and we certainly did plenty of that! Here’s everyone exploring the boat ramp at Currant Creek Reservoir. Sofie enjoyed taking a bath while trying to catch minnows.
One one of our hikes we spotted the illusive Ghost Tree of the Uintahs. Legend says it was cut down in its prime to be a Christmas tree, and its ghost still haunts these mountains. Late at night, if you listen carefully, you can hear it grow.
In case you ever wondered, this is what “dog tired” looks like. Poor Sofie really had no idea what she was getting in for when she got to come along this time. Considering she’s in her 80’s in people years, she kept up pretty well on all our hikes.
My daughter and I share ownership of a digital SLR camera. She spent some time experimenting and came up with some rather nice shots. This is the rain that collected on top our tarp shelter. I think this would make a great Windows wallpaper image.
Here’s another one of hers I thought turned out well.
This particular rock formation always drew my attention, as it was so different from all the other surrounding hills. I got quite a few pictures of it, but I think I like this one best.
On our way home we took the scenic route up and over the pass to the west. The view was well worth the bumpy gravel roads.