Monday, October 12, 2009

Camping in the Uintah's

I have been so bad about keeping up on the blog over the last few months. So to keep you updated, let me tell you about our camping trip up in the Uintah's (Trial Lake) over Labor Day 09. Over the last few years I kept on bugging Naquel that I wanted to plan a camping trip up in the Uintah's and I finally got her to agree. So we reserved a camp spot over the long Labor Day weekend, packed up our gear and drove up to Utah. We spent the first few nights at Naquel's parents in Spanish Fork, and then on Sunday afternoon we drove to Trial Lake campground. When we got there, some people were still in our camp spot, but kindly packed up and moved out. We set up camp in no time, and then took a hike down to Trial lake. The water has receded quite a bit from the last time I was there, and it was a little muddy. After a little hike, we came back to camp to prepare dinner- tinfoil dinners (Naquel's outdoor special). Connor, Grandpa, and I then took a drive out to Lilly lake and went fishing. We didn't catch anything, but I got some great photos of Connor and Grandpa. I returned later that evening for sunset shots at Lilly lake, and then went back to Trial lake for some moon lit shots of the lake at night. We all went to bed around 9pm when it was nice and cool. By 3 AM we were all bunched up together in the freeze of the night. It was so cold that the moisture from breathing froze to the inside of the tent. We made it through the night and then quickly started up the fire again to warm up. Grandpa took Connor fishing while Naquel and I broke down the camp and packed up. It was a quick 1 nighter, but perfect for us. We left Trial lake and drove all the way back to Las Vegas. The kids were well behaved and we had a very fun time. Here are a few pictures.


Keith and Allie said...

What gorgeous pictures! Now I want to go too! Connor looks like he is having the time of his life fishing! :) You are brave troopers to camp with your kids! Glad you had a fun trip!

susie harty said...

I found your family blog off your photography blog. These pictures are amazing! Thanks for letting me drop in.