So we did.
And what a weekend. *inserts hearts*
Mountain air, hiking, sleeping on a rock, adventures at "the log", card game in the dark, coffee, tea, laughing with the cousin, and eating way too much junk. Add all this together and you get a great weekend.
We headed up Friday afternoon and got there sometime that night. I can't you what time we got there, but by the time we found a spot, set up camp and cooked supper it was eight o'clock.
We had a vehicle full of girls - how can that not be fun? Felicity was our driver with Grandpa leading the way in his pickup, and my parents following behind us, protecting us from getting lost out there in the mountains. *winks*
Music, pictures, laughing, talking... for two hours.
And the first glimpse of the mountain. *sucks in breath*
She's so beautiful!
Finally we found a spot with the greatest view ever, and set up camp.
We gathered branches from the trees and laid them under our tent to make the ground softer. It probably worked - even though I ended up with a rock right under my hip. It hurt, but that's the joy of camping *winks*
|Kirsten, LaKaysha, and I shared this tent. Just LOOK at the view we got to see when we stuck our heads out in the morning!<3|
And that night we played Phase 10 while eating chips with salsa and cheese. <3
Then we went to bed, in our cozy little tent.
And the next day we went on a beautiful hike! I could hardly handle the beauty. Guys, I love my state <333
|trying to talk to her boyfriend on the top of the mountain - hoping there is enough service *winks*|
|this trail was beautiful! Every corner we went around I'd gasp, "guys I've never seen anything so BEAAAUUTTTIIIFULLLL"|
|a peek of the mountain through the trees <3|
|yours truly :)|
|back at camp, looking at "her" through the binoculars|
|supper <3 hobo pies, and fried zucchini, it was too dry to have a fire so the hobo pies got cooked over the stove - also, Kirsten shared some of her backpacking meal with me, and that was really good|
|Marissa and Liberty, "drinking her in"|
|good job, Kirsty *high five*|
And the next day we loaded of and headed back to civilization. Of course we didn't leave till after lunch, so we had time to sit around camp and enjoy the fresh air. *smiles*
|the branches that were under our tent. they helped a lot *winks*|
|starting to take everything down and load up - always a sad sight|
|I just couldn't get enough of "her"! Isn't she beautiful!? I've always had a "thing" for St. Helens, but... this mountain now holds a little piece of my heart <3|
|oh Kirsten, you're adorable! <33333|
|not focused but I don't even care *winks*|
|and heading back down the mountain <3|
There's a photo dump of our camping trip and a little bit about what we did! *so excited that I got this post done*
Did you enjoy the post!?
Would you go camping here?
I think we shall do it again next year...