BC: Happy Trails 2011
FC: The Great Outdoors | Dad and Daniel First Backpacking Trip
1: CAMPING | What a beautiful view! | Boardman Lake Trail No. 704 September 3, 2011 | Dad and Daniel set out on their first backpacking adventure!
2: pack it up | Ready | 1 mile to the lake | Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir
3: Off we go | Getting excited | All summer Dad and Daniel practiced hiking. Everything they need has to come in on their backs.
4: Still going strong
7: All done | We found the lake and couldn't believe the weather. This might be the best weather Washington has seen for Labor Day weekend ever.
8: Huckleberry Tongue
9: If you sit a pan directly on the hot coals, your food will likely burn. If you hang your pan too far above the coals, it will not cook. When you cook it just right, it is amazingly delicious.
11: The trip was the beginning of a great friendship and a lifelong outdoor adventure.
12: We had the best spot on the lake. Daniel spent his time foraging for huckleberries and keeping his Dad company.
13: We baked muffins for dinner and breakfast. They were super tasty.
14: Daniel had his most fun sitting by the fire talking about all the stuff he would learn in his new kindergarten.
15: Daniel was the most friendly boy to all that passed by and all that he passed by. Calling out hello or good morning to whoever he could. He was the best little son a Dad could hope for. Never complaining and always helping.
17: The Camping Hat
18: Boardman Lake | Dad and Son Adventure Number One
21: 1.Breakfast eaten 2.Tent down 3. Pack full 4. Daniel happy 5. Ready to go home Mission Accomplished