Thursday, April 8, 2010

the camping wrap-up

We made it back safe and sound from our big first camping trip with the dogs. We all had a blast. We ended up with a sweet camp site with lake access so Sadie and Zeke could swim every morning or evening or whenever.
Oconee county is chock-full of waterfalls, and we planned our hikes accordingly. Our first evening there we went looking for Hidden Falls (above), it turned out to be a longer hike than we originally thought which ended with us hiking back in the dark! Thankfully dad remembered the flashlights, although he accused mom of trying to kill him and Zeke with such a crazy hike right out the gate.
The next day we set out to find Miuka Falls and Secret Falls, which are supposed to be on the same hike. Only luck with Miuka, but we couldn't get down close enough for Zeke to really get to check it out. Secret Falls lived up to its name and we couldn't get our bearings right to the spot where you leave the trail.
Sadie and Zeke did get to enjoy playing in and drinking from some mountain streams.

Roughing it. Zeke and Sadie took every available opportunity to steal some time on dad's sleeping bag.
On the last day, we packed up the campsite and set out for Issaquena Falls, our last and easiest trip. Dad and Sadie were tired, so they stayed up top but Zeke and mom climbed down to the bottom to take this picture.
In the same park as Issaquena Falls is Stumphouse Tunnel, an unfinished railroad tunnel that lets you walk about 1700 ft into the mountain. It was pretty neat, not sure the dogs enjoyed it that much.

Finally we headed home and unpacked the truck, all in all a fun trip.

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