Thursday, November 4, 2010

backpacking Part I

 So I cannot pretend that I went along on this 2 night adventure willingly.. 
I am not exactly "outdoorsy" in the sense that I long for the mountains, climbing steep rocky hills, cooking over a campfire, using the woods as "facilities" and sleeping in a mummy bag on the cold ground.
 But, I had to do it for this guy...
So we grabbed our packs, sleeping mats, tents and canned food, loaded up the subaru, and headed to upstate New York to Harriman's State Park with our close friends Taylor and Alison.  
Taylor was in charge of the map since he and Alison had taken this trip before. 
 We had to filter water from a stream before we could drink Bear Grylls...

The first night was absolutely freeeezing! We watched a beautiful sunset from our campsite at the top of the mountain with a view of the Manhatten skyline. Then we quickly built a fire to huddle around and cook dinner.
Friends, I am  not going to pretend for one second that I did not have a  major melt down that night and beg to go home the next day.... but the trip got better on day 2..

Part II tomorrow...


  1. these pictures are just beautiful. I love all the fall colors. Have a good trip!

  2. thanks sarah! you have a lovely blog!


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