Sunday, July 1, 2012

Lundy Lake CA camping

It is so fun to have the opportunity to visit nearby family now that we are settled in Utah. It has been years since we visited Joe's brother Mark in California, so with Independence day we traveled down there. My favorite fuel stop was in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. We almost took off when we saw a sign that said they were only open on the weekend, until a man across the street yelled out: "Hey, there's a credit card machine,.. yeah, that gray box there"

Our 9 day trip started with a few days of camping. It being the fourth of July week, all the campgrounds were full, and we ended up at a crowded expensive private campground. Sunday morning I decided to just check the Lundy Lake National Forest campground, are lucked out to find a sweet site where the people were leaving early.

We enjoyed the aspens, cooking over fires, playing in the creek, and hanging around the fire.

One morning we hiked Lundy Canyon in search of waterfalls. I kept looking at these waterfalls way up the mountain, and think: there's no way we'll ever make it up there. So when we passed some smaller waterfalls of the same river, we decided those waterfalls were nice enough. We climbed and scampered over rocks, checked out beaver dams and even fell in the water. Wow, that water was cold!

Miles is getting too heavy to just carry, and we didn't have a baby carrier, so we improvised. Joe has a camelback with an extra flap for carrying jackets, so we just expanded all the straps and set/hung Miles in it. Pretty good compromise!
 Later that day we checked out the Travertine hot springs. First of all the weather was so incredible hot, and on top of that the water was one thousand degrees, which combination made for a miserable time. Somehow the kids did get in the water. The water was coming from an incredible source, a thin crack running along the crest of a little hill.

1 comment:

angela michelle said...

You need our Baby Bjorn! Remind me next time we see you.

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