September 10, 2012

Lonesome Lake


This hike was pure perfection; trailing behind my two favorite guys as we climbed a rocky path, a misting of rain, and that magical air as summer gives way to fall. We rested a few moments at Lonesome Lake, surrounded by mountains and afternoon light, then scrambled back to our campsite to beat the rain.

It was one of those simple outings where everyone was just content and grateful to be together in a beautiful place. It doesn't happen as often as it should, but this is a memory that I'll hold onto.

Spending the rest of the night dealing with the pouring rain at our campsite did not fall into that pure perfection category... but hey, you can't win 'em all!

12 comments:

  1. My husband and I were also commenting on how we haven't been camping AT ALL this summer. I know many people do, but we were not ready to camp with a 5 month old. Props to those who can!

    Glad you all had fun!

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  2. Oh, I remember when my rascals were small enough to carry on my back - I'd never manage to do that now! :-D

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  3. Oh, too bad about the rain, but it certainly looks like you guys enjoyed the hike! What a beautiful place... and please tell me that you slept a little bit?

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    1. I did sleep a little camping, but I slept very well when we got home Sunday night! Yay :)

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  4. How gorgeous! We have camping plans for next month, when the weather should be cooler. Now you've got me really looking forward to it!

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  5. Sounds just lovely (minus camp rain with a little one!)

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  6. That looks like so much fun! Can't wait to take my baby camping! :)

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  7. How sweet! Matt took Owen on a camping trip for 3 days, and he loved it! Now all he talks about is "backpack" "open mountain" and "rock."

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  8. wow...what a beautiful place. i know i've said it before, but i have to say it again -- i think it's terrific that you take a little one camping! :)

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  9. I love what an outdoors kind of family you are. It's so great to teach kids at an early age to appreciate nature.

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