Sunday, July 20, 2008
We made it out into the wilderness this weekend, after several failed attempts to find time to go...and what a treat it was! We hopped the ferry after work to head over to the Olympic Peninsula. The getting to, waiting in line at and riding on the ferry made our trip twice as long as we thought it would be ...
...but the trail had a camp available just a mile in. So despite getting to the trail head at 7:30pm, we still had time to set up camp, cook, build a fire and hang our food before we had to dig around for the headlamps.
Saturday, we continued down the trail, set up camp and explored.
Sara fished, we did some more hiking....it was bliss.
There was one hiccup...late Saturday 4 teenage boys came into our camp and seemed to think they were going to share camp with us. Sara told them there was another empty camp just 15 minutes up the trail, and they took off again. But being that we aren't super familiar with forest etiquette so close to a dense urban area, and remembering why we went into the woods with our friends when we were 17, we decided we weren't convinced they weren't going to come back to 'hang out' with us. That said, we decided to pack up camp and head back the way we came to a more secluded and comfortable spot. We are pros at camp tear down and set up. And ended up being delighted with the site and how short our hike out was on the day out.
Honestly, we were probably being overly cautious, but it made for a good story and an easy day today.
P.S. I didn't see a single bear...but the rest of the photos are here.