Sunday, August 2, 2015

Camping in the Tetons

This is our first camping trip as a family. Well, we've done a couple before, but this was a first with the family as its grown.

Clarke was able to get us a free site at Treasure Mountain Boy Scout Camp, which was about a 45 minute drive from the Grand Teton National Park.

We stopped at Jeff and Lisa's in Idaho Falls where we met up with Bethany and Clarke. We organized the camping gear and loaded up for the hour and a half drive to Treasure Mountain, right on the border or Idaho and Wyoming.

The camp site was along a healthy creek (visible over Michael's shoulder in the photo below). It turns out that the site was available, partly attributable to the fact that it was a flood zone. 

No problem. We handled two days of wet, rainy camping like pros.  

The kids loved the fire. We worked hard to keep it going – most of the wood was wet pine. With a hatchet and some TLC, we kept the fire for cooking and keeping warm. 

Clarke had a cool setup, boosting dual hammocks for him and his two oldest boys and a nice tarp to keep dry. That's just what he did. He was the only one to keep his sleeping area dry. Gold star to the professional Boy Scout.

The tenters, on the other hand, got wet. For starters, the tent was sans rain fly. I had to whip 

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