Next Full Moon

Sunday, May 3rd Full Flower Moon

21 February 2015

empty as a pocket

As if everbody would know what I was talking about. Mostly, February (as opposed to Spring) Break. Kids get a week off of school. Gotta do something.


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My posse's getting big...



The boys and I drove over to the put-in and loaded ourselves (meaning me) up with camping gear for 5. Don't worry, though. This time we went ultra-light. We left out the folding camp chairs, the 2 burner propane stove, the cast iron dutch oven, etc. We are so soft nowadays that we just hauled out sandwiches for the 1st night's dinner and enough fixings for a couple breakfasts (DON'T forget the coffee!) and lunches. The ladies were to meet us the next day- bringing burritos for the 2nd night's dinner, and themselves.





and my posse's getting bigger.





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My posse's always ready, cuz my posse has velocity.




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We set up camp and gathered firewood before settling in.

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Break.

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It is still February...

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The new (6man!) tent is roomy. And weighty...


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Everybody helps. Breakfast dishes...


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...and grab assing.


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Kid bikes. NO racks?!? That's how soft.

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We messed around camp, throwing rocks, jumping in the (refreshing!) river. We were visiting Spring, but barely- it's plenty chilly. The lupines are just sending up their flower buds. A couple weeks and blooming things will be in full swing.  As we got antsy and pulled out bikes, who should arrive but the ladies?

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So the lot of us cruised over to check out the old adobe/Girl Scout Camp and the waterfall. Nobody wanted to ride but me, and I think I know why.

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Waterfall. I've not seen it running so big before. The water was waaaaay too cold to get hecka excited about it, to be honest. Although that did not stop the Newt King from his appointed role:

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Back to camp...

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I brought those eno party lights again, and we had ourselves a dance party. It's nice the kids will still get up off the wall with us...



Break.


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In the morning, the ladies stayed for coffee but then left us mens to our own devices agains.

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We cruised over to that 1st swimming hole and checked it out. It is a steep trail (steep enough to have ropes fixed along one section) and the beach is underwater right now. We checked the beach across the river, and found it covered in refuse. I don't understand how folks go to such effort to get to a secluded and unspoiled spot and then proceed to literally trash it. I envision young assholes who talk a good outdoorsy game and then don't meet each others' eyes as they slink off, leaving their garbage behind...I would enjoy teaching them some manners.

So, we cleaned it up and hauled it out. I forgot to mention the garbage left behind at the campsite nearest the waterfall. Which we also cleaned up and hauled out. Motherfuckers.



We got back to camp, made lunch, I cracked my last beer (saved in the creek per the Newt King's advice), and we packed up our own camp.

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As if everbody here would know exactly what I was talking about.

3 comments:

Death Rider said...

i forgot to leave a comment on this when I first read it .....I was soooo jealous to see ya'll enjoying what looks to be summer weather as i was sitting in minnesota freezing my ass off. your trip looked so fun and gave me a little boost of things to come in the spring and summer months....thanks. spring has sprung around here and I'm enjoying the weather again....later DR

Death Rider said...

PS the previous camp out on the mountain looked really fun too.....love the Ogre in army green

reverend dick said...

That's nice to hear! Your kidventure lifestyle is an inspiration to me, so it's a mutual admiration society.