Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Daily Dosage | Camping At Mirror Lake

The pine trees were thin and packed together tightly as we drove through the forest. It was stormy and cool; sunset colors were peaking through the clouds telling us we only had about an hour or two of daylight left. The roof of the jeep was off, so you could smell the clean air outside. The last light of the sun kissed the tops of the Uinta mountains, but we were heading down the road to Mirror Lake. 

I slipped on a sweatshirt and beanie as we came up to the lake. We met up with the others and starting pumping air into the paddle boards. Soon enough we had everyone out on the lake with our Torch Paddle so we could do some night paddle boarding. We could easily see everything below us as the LED lights lit up under the surface. We snapped some photos and paddled around the lake until the sun had completely set. We packed up our stuff and headed to the campsite. 

We had brought supplies to make tin foil dinners. We forgot to bring spices so we had to make do with what we had, which was soy sauce and sriracha. We cut up potatoes, carrots, onions, and meat for our dinners. We built up a fire and placed each dinner on the burning coals. Campfire stories were soon being swapped as some of us huddled close around the fire to keep warm. Everyone was laughing and smiling, having a great time. When you looked up you could see a big and bright moon keeping the ground illuminated. Wispy clouds were overhead, but you could still see stars shining through. It was the perfect set up! We ate our dinners (which turned out fantastic), stayed up until the early morning and eventually tucked away into our sleeping bags and lulled off to sleep.

I was the first one to wake up. Everyone else was asleep, so I decided to snap some photos before we all packed up to leave. I put on my shoes and beanie and walked around the trails. I recently got a brand new camera and I've been excited to play with it. The morning was so quiet. It was nice to get some alone time, to wander, and to enjoy a cool morning. 

We all got a quick breakfast, packed up the RV and was headed back home. We made a few stops at some beautiful land marks on the way there. We would pile back into the RV and continue our game of Texas Hold 'Em. I forgot how much fun RV's are. It had been a number of years since I'd been in one, but it's so much more fun to travel in, especially with the best company someone could ask for. 

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