I’ve been super MIA and neglectful of my blog throughout the past few weeks… *hangs head in shame*
With summer quickly closing in on us and fall rearing its beautiful multi-colored head, we have been trying to get as much backpacking, hiking, and camping in before the skies open up and we get dumped on. Not that I’m complaining; I’m an Oregon girl to the bone and absolutely love my rain, but it does make for dismal backpacking conditions. 😉
We went on a fantastic backpacking trip over Labor Day weekend. We have one lake in particular that we tend to gravitate towards (the lovely spot we lounged at for the 4th of July), but this time we went outside of our comfort zone and packed into a new location, ending up at a primo site situated on a ridge that overlooked two smaller lakes.
Pure heaven. After the first day of showers, the rest of the weekend was clear, albeit a tad chilly overnight. On our final day we went on a ridiculously stunning hike, a gorgeous loop that took us by 3 lakes that were all breathtaking in their own right.
I was beyond bummed that it never warmed up enough for me to go for a swim. I’m a Cancer. I adore cold water and have always found taking a dip in glacier melt water to be incredibly therapeutic. Typically that is when the temperatures are at minimum of, say 70 degrees. Daytime high of 50? Hmm… Even a bit cold for me!
Labor Day comprised of one of the many wonderful trips we have been trying to squeeze in, making the neglect of my baby blog worth it. We are hoping to get one, final “glamping” trip in towards the end of the month (glamping for us being camping in a “normal” tent and driving in a full sized burner and skillets for cooking up some decent food, a table, camping chairs, an air mattress, etc.) and then it’ll be predominantly day hikes for the remainder of the season. And the next. And the next… It’s been a fantastic year of backpacking for us, but I am ready for things to die down and am happy to be back at writing!
Hope everyone else has had a wonderful, adventure-packed summer!