Adventure #2

Labor Day was our first official Adventure.  We decided we needed to fit in as many as we can this year, so we took a Friday off and went camping in the Uintas.  The Yellowstone trip was fun, but we were hoping for some good wheeling for the Jeep, and we wanted to be able to bring the dogs with us this time.

We started out going to the lake Friday morning, then when we were tired (but not exhausted) we packed up the Jeep and got on the road.  Every time we've gone wheeling in the Uintas we've gone to the south end by Kamas.  This time we decided to try something new, so we went north through Evanston.  We ended up getting to the national forest as it was getting close to dusk, so we pretty much just bounced up a mountain trail as quick as we could so we could get a camp spot.  All that bouncing was not so good on the gear packing, and pretty soon Zoe was climbing over the seat because she didn't have any more room to sit in back.

We didn't see a single other tent camper while we were up there.  Everyone was in their RVs, so we were up at the top of the mountain by ourselves.  It was a nice change from hearing irritating neighboring campers just down the road who ride their four-wheelers around all night.

Saturday we drove the Jeep around the mountain all day.  Most of the trails are actually just dirt roads, but we did find a couple fun ones.  This is what we named the 'Trail of Triumph'.  The boys are scouting ahead to see if we can make it.  I didn't get any pictures of the hard stuff - too busy making sure we didn't brake anything.

All in all, a wonderful day, with some fantastic scenery.

It was pretty cold, so the boys decided to build us a giant fire so we could all stay warm.

When we starting working on dinner we discovered that the gas grill we brought was broken.  First we tried to add coals and fire to the bottom of the grill and cook in it, but we soon realized that wasn't going to work.  Here's the final result:

They took a while to cook but turned out really yummy.  All in all, definately another Adventure, but it was a fun one.


Melissa said...

Looks like fun! I really need to try camping again.

Alice in Wonderland said...

Don't you think that food tastes better outdoors anyway?
Those were amazing photos, by the way!

Gayle said...

lots of fun! Lucky you to enjoy the fall colors - I feel so bad that we missed them in the mountains this year.

EmmaP said...

looks like fun... good veiws, good food... wait a minu- i didn't see any marshmallows!!!