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Show your camping pictures - here are some of mine from last week

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Swedishchef, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Hello folks

    We just returned from a 4 day camping trip with the family. We have a soon-to-be 3 year old and a 9 month old. Last year my wife convinced me (somehow) to buy a tent trailer (easier than a tent with kids) and we packed everything up and off we went. It wasn't a wooded campsite, just one near a beach in a town 3 hours from here.

    Our tent trailer is the one beside the Subaru Forester.

    The kids loved it!

    Andrew

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  3. BrianK

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    We camped near the ocean in New Hampshire in early August but I didn't take any photos of the campsite. Here's a photo of our campsite at Cook Forest PA last summer and one of my two boys on the beach two weeks ago:

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    Camping on the river. This is a throw back. Baylee on the left just dump here kayak and was not pleased.
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    It looks like the autumn leaves are really happening up there now.

    PS: Hope you gave the entrails to the sled dogs.
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    Its been years since I did any real camping. Last time was an overnight backpack across "The Bonds" in NH back in 05. that's me on the right.


    We camped at an AMC tent site at just over 4,000ft. That night I saw the biggest shooting star Ive ever seen. Completely random occurrence too as I dont believe it was during the Persieds or anything.


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    BeGreen: don't tell me your a VW Hippie :) I always knew most people in Washington were like people from Vancouver Island ;)

    Brian: It looks like your kids are still going with you on trips! That is awesome! I know lots of kids who wouldn't go anywhere with their parents once they turned 10!

    SmokinJ: how old are your girls! I find it is great that you do activities like that with them. It teaches life skills that school can often miss...

    Dave: awesome way to camp! Not many people can say they have a friend drop them off in a plane to camp. Many grizzlies around?

    Jeremy: sweet campsite! I have hiked often in Baxter State park in Maine and it resembles very much those pictures...is it part of the same mountain range??

    Andrew
  13. BrianK

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    Thanks Andrew. That's one of the many advantages of homeschooling. We have a close knit family and do everything together. My oldest son (with the beard) starts his third year in college this week down in Virginia, my daughter just graduated high school, and my youngest starts his junior year in high school this week, our 16th year of homeschooling. With no regrets.
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    That is quite impressive. I don't know many people who have been home schooled. I am really happy that it worked out great for you!!!
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    Baxter state park is the area around Khatadin I believe? Where we where was in the White Mountains of NH. Right in the middle of the Pemigewasset Wilderness about half way between Franconia and Crawford notches. Its a while back so I dont remember the route exactly but it was a 2 day trip of about 20 mi and I think we hiked from The Kankamangus highway north to come out on Rt 3 somewhere around Twin Mountain.

    I dont get up there much these days since Ive gone fat and soft, thought we used to go up and hike or camp in the whites a few times every year. Ive done the Franconia (Lincoln/Layfayette/Liberty) loop at least 3 times including a couple overnights when I was in the Boy Scouts (we would do those in late October and see snow), the west side of Franconia (Cannon and lonesome lake), the Kinsmans, Carter Dome, the Bonds/Twins, Adams and Jefferson, etc. Also hiked Chocorua twice, one overnight in the scouts, once for a day trip as an adult.

    My hiking buddy was trying to do all the 4000 footers but I gave up on it...

    Since you like the scene here are a few others. First is Carter Dome summit, second is Lonesome lake looking up at Cannon Mountain, and the third is me on some other summit - I think Mt. Kinsman

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    I'm not sure how long we are going to hold on to the VW. My wife is really a glamper and wants more comfort and room.
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    That's me and my 2 gils (2 1/2 & 4 1/2) today and a 4 hour 'canoe & camping ' trip. Weather was nice, we went on the smooth portion of the Bonaventure River. It was not plan, some friend call this morning and said they were going with the kids, So, I didn't cut my iver grown front yard grass.... I went and spent a beautiful day on the river with 2 of the 3 women in my life . The wife stayed home with our 10 mo big boy.

    I want to teach them everything I can. My 4 1/2 did paddle for the first hour, I was impress!!

    So I guess as i don't have vacation this year, I'll call this mycamping trip.
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    Ok, I'll bite. Here are trips from 2013, I'm a member of backpackinglight.com and have met some good backpacking buddies there.

    Here is a section of the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains, too bad it was raining and fog the entire time:
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    Here is a portion of the Long Train in VT:
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    Here is our annual winter camping trip in the Adirondacks:
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    I bought an 18ft sea kayak this year and plan to camp out of it next year. I just learned how the roll the thing, fun times! (well almost fun as C/S/Sing wood :p)

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    Wow bster13, great shots. A couple familiar sights in there - makes me want to get back in shape..

    The Vermont set reminds me of winter Scout trips to Ookpik Maine in the 80s. Coooooooooold. To old for that stuff now ;)\
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    I was just telling a transplant here to take his kids up the Kancamagus highway for foliage season! We like camping at Crawford Notch when the wife and I go (she's strictly car-camping).

    Here we are at Crawford Notch
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    Me threatening my brother
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    Those are some really nice pics! I expected 2 feet of snow when you showed pictures of your winter camping! Lol.... I once went camping in -22C . Needless to say there was no flies.

    Very nice once again...
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    That is a super nice drive. I did it once when I was really young....

    Ahhhhh...all these pictures makes me want to move.

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