Saturday, March 21, 2009

Camping with the Scouts

One of the nice things about living here on the west side of Puget Sound is that you can camp in very thick forests without having to go very far. This month we camped at Scenic Beach State Park which is only about 20 minutes away from the church building. Here's a map.
We were camped very close to the Hood Canal. There are many state parks on this waterway and there is so much to do. So far two of the last four camps were on the Hood Canal. I love being by the water. Last month we camped by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Up there we were camped near the edge of some rocks that apparently reveal some fantastic tide pools at low tide, though we weren't there to see that.

At Scenic Beach the trees are thick and the underbrush would make the area impassible if not for the roads and trails that have been cut through. It would be the ideal area to camp in the heat of summer because there is no shortage of shade and the trees have that cooling quality. We got to the state park before the sun when down. In some of the pictures you can see the sun peeking through, but if not for that it would seem later in the evening than it really is.

So here are the pics:
Here is my new tent again. I guess it looks more at home in the woods than in my living room.

Here is Derek unrolling his sleeping pad.

We finished the night with a rousing game of Chinese Checkers.


At 6:13 AM, Blogger Miriam said...

washington does have beautiful camping areas. If you can just manage not to get rained on!


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