In honor of Memorial Day the eight of us set out for FST 328, which parallels the very patriotic American Creek. Not only was this trip in honor of those who have fought for our freedoms, it was also Laurels first backpacking trip.
We arrived at the trailhead to overcast skies and intermittent rain. Our car was the only one at the trailhead and our footprints shared the trail with those of wolves, moose, deer as well as others we couldn't identify.
We set up camp in American Creek Meadow around 2:00. we spent the rest of the day exploring, playing and trying to coax fire out of saturated wood.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Jen had a women's Bible study brunch at the house Saturday morning. I took the six kids for a hike along Threemile Creek before heading back home. We then all loaded up and drove up Hungry Ridge Road to the Buck Meadows area where we cooked hot dogs for dinner over a camp fire. We had a great time and got to explore a new part of the forest.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I had to be in Boise for a meeting Tursday night. While there we decided to camp at Bruneau Dunes SP Friday night to let the kids play in the sand. The big dune is claimed to be the tallest single structured dune in North America (470 ft). The six kids (Laurel in the front carrier and Zane on my shoulders) braved blowing sand and 30 mph winds as we conquered the crest of the dune.