Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Unexpected Snowtrip

We really weren't planning on camping in the snow, but after arriving at our chosen spot late in the afternoon, the light drizzle of rain/snow never let up, and we woke up the next morning to at least 6 inches of snow on the ground.
When we got there, we figured at some point it'd all stop. But no! We hurried to set up tents between gusts of wind and dusting of snow, but never got the truck completely unloaded, so half of our gear was covered with snow, too.
We were freezing and everything was wet, including the insides of the tents. When we would tap the inside roof to knock off the snow, we'd get a shower!
It was quite pretty, though. 

It's not just snow on the tops of the canoes, it's ice! We found out that the temperature than night was 31 degrees! Brrrr!
Soon after this picture was taken, we all packed up and moved to a lower elevation and continued our camping adventure in a dryer spot.
Even though we didn't choose to camp in the snow, I'm glad we did. It's one of those experiences you can say, 'been there, done that!' 


Melissa said...

You are more diligent than me. :) Although, I don't mind camping in the rain, but snow...too cold for me!
Most of the campgrounds in the mid-high elevations where we live are still snowed in. You can't even drive into them! It's crazy! I think even the lower ones are snowed in in some places.
Usually by now it's only the higher elevation campgrounds that are inaccessible. It has definitely been an unusual year.

Nonna Beach said...

No way ! but fun and glad you all had the option of going to a snow free elevation to continue your camping trip !