Saturday, August 10, 2013

Camping at Big Lake

 My niece and I enjoyed a short camping trip in June and so we planned another one to Big Lake in the White Mountains. Deriicka and Lynnora from my work came along too. I picked the area, because I knew it would be cool no matter what, even in August. The highest temperature we had was 79 degrees briefly. It was quite cool at night, so we enjoyed the fire. The whole area was quite green and lush with grass. Even though there were intermittent areas that had burned in the Wallow fire a few years ago.
Big Lake was pretty to look at, but it was mostly a lake for fisherman.

 My new dog Giselle at the lake.
We went for a long drive on Friday, along the East Fork of the Black River. The water was beautiful. Dericka had never been camping before and not really at in the wilderness. She seemed to have a good time.

 Lynnora is an experienced camper.
 We saw beautiful flowers.
 Some of the damage from the Wallow fire. But it was still beautifully green there.

Dericka and Lynnora. A friend of Dericka's had her where a compass pinned to her shirt in case she got lost. I'm not sure where it would have taken her to.

We saw this herd of horses playing in the woods.

This store in Alpine kind of summed everything up. All you might want from Worms to Ammo to Elk jerky.

 And there was this shaggy burro.

We stopped at Hawley lake on the way home. The water was crystial clear and beautiful. I might want to go there to stay another time.

Lynnora and Dericka cooking hot dogs over the fire. Dericka had never had that experience.
 Lynnora is really a cat person, but she had a lot of canine time on this trip.
 Giselle slept in the bottom of my sleeping bag. She didn't want to get up this morning.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Everything looks so pleasant. I'd love to feel chilly enough to enjoy a fire!! Glad you had fun.