It’s been over a year since we’ve been camping. We hauled the tent and sleeping bags, etc. all the way out to Maine last year and never did get use them. (If you recall, it rained practically every day while we were in Maine!).
We’ve been scoping out possible camp sites and have just been waiting for the weather to get a little warmer. Most nights it’s still getting into the low 30’s here!
Last Thursday night the low was suppose to be in the 40’s so we decided to haul out all the camping gear and hit the road. We planned a one night trip and were just going to ‘car camp.’ Car camping is where you drive your car to the campsite and pitch your tent right by your car as opposed to packing everything (tent, sleeping bags, etc) into your backpack and hiking a few miles to the camp site.
Here’s Mark setting up the tent:
A couple of nice things about car camping is that you can haul a lot more stuff with you, such as:
And, full size pillows!
We were prepared for visitor’s:
We hiked around a little, looking for birds, etc. We saw a few birds including Great Horned Owl, Pine Siskin, Mountain and Western Bluebirds, unknown Flycatcher.
We had the whole canyon to ourselves. This is the view from our site:
Pretty nice, don’t you think?