One of my favorite things about summer in the Pacific Northwest is the abundance of berries. The first to ripen are salmonberries. And they’re here! Salmonberry bushes grow wild along forest roads or hiking trails.
Ripe berries range from orange to red, and any shade in between.
We found so many camping on Shaw Island in the San [...]
The sky was clear the night of the full moon.
Our campsite on Shaw Island was surrounded by trees, except the side that looked out over the water. I couldn’t believe our good luck when the moon began rising over Canoe Island, in our view.
Earlier, while the moon was eclipsing on the other side of [...]
“I really don’t feel well, I hope I’m not sick,” I said, lying on my sleeping pad, clutching my stomach.
“Can we just go?” Simon asked.
He was standing outside the tent looking in. The sun was just starting to rise behind the mountain to the east, it wasn’t even 6 am yet, Remy was asleep. [...]
I opened my eyes. It was morning. Yes! Our initiation was over. We had found a place to camp the night before just as the sun was setting, in the wilderness–not a campground, and slept in the bed-car, for FREE.
No bears or burglars came. And I was done lying on my right side, my pillow covering the gap between the [...]
Sometimes the best meals result from those that hold your lowest expectations.
After stopping throughout the day to explore spots across the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the sun lowered in the sky signaling it was time to find a place to camp. I left I-70 in Fruita and stopped at the state park near the exit. Their available sites would leave us [...]
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