September 2, 2010

Sticking One Final Vacation Into Summer '10

Early August, Jason went on a backpacking trip to the Uintas with the Boy Scouts. Upon his return, we decided that we should hitch up the trailer and take the boys for a final family camping trip the week before school started. Three days and two nights sounded like just the right amount of time for such a trip, and it proved to be perfect.

We managed to luck out and get a really terrific site at Washington Lake. At our campsite, we enjoyed family meals, warm campfires, a game or two in the trailer, and comfortable night sleeps (thanks to a propane heater that ran for nearly the duration of the crisp, mountain-air nights).

Away from camp, we enjoyed hiking, fishing, and throwing rocks into the lake (well, that last one was mostly Garrett). We also made sure to include a quick jaunt to Upper Provo Falls to enjoy the scenery and take some photos.

As it turns out, the boys have become quite good at fishing. They are good sports when it comes to receiving all sorts of pointers from an expert dad and a not-so-expert mother. In fact, they were ready to move away from using power bait to using flies in no time. Together, they caught a variety of rainbow trout, albino, and tiger trout. Most were catch and release, but we did keep a few so Brevin could learn to clean the fish for a Cub Scout requirement, and we cooked them over the campfire.

It was a fantastic trip, but you don't have to take my word for it. You can just see the pictures yourself!

This post authored by Amber


CJ said...

That one is a huge fish! Way to go. I love your cute hair! I think I will try that out on our overnight trip this weekend. Since we tent camp, I am only up for overnighters!

Joy said...

WHOA, holy fish! You guys need to give us some pointers. It's Chase's dream to go fishing and to catch a large fish, but we've only taken him to dinky little pond things, and to no avail. What a fun trip you guys had!

Pickle said...

holy cow, that is a big fish!

The Fears said...

I love the camping area you guys were in. We need to go try that place out, looks like a lot of fun. My kids love fishing too, so that would be great to go there where the fish are so big!! fun times