Friday, August 30, 2013

Camel's Hump State Park

This place is for real.

After the waterfall excursion I was hungry for another hike. 

And since the kids had said (both of them separately) "I was made for this" while hiking yesterday, I figured another hike would be a good bet for a day trip.

So we went.

This time we chose a longer trail.

We waited for Michael to get off work and headed out.

The trail was about fifty minutes from our campground, but worth the drive.

I am used to state parks in other states.

You know - where there are signs and roads and parking lots and... stuff.

Camel's Hump is not like these.  There is no sign.  You drive down a dirt road for five miles before you get there.

There are labels for two different trails, and a trail log you should sign in case you don't come out.

The trail is labeled "strenuous".

My kind of place.

There were rocks everywhere, and we hopped on these and pretended to be in Temple Run (Michael and I were the evil Temple Monkeys) and pretended to be famous explorers and made a few stops along the way:

Jonah brought his journal and drew a picture of a small stream that ran across the trail.
It was too dark for us to make it all the way to the summit, and Jonah had a fall and scraped up the side of his stomach, so it was time to turn around and head out before we knew it.

We talked dazedly about living out there near Camel's Hump... but Michael said if we did that we wouldn't have internet... and you know how that would go over.

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