17.10.14

Uinta Mountains Camping




There's nothing like a good camping trip. There's nothing else like making s'mores over a fire you built yourself, or cuddling up in your sleeping bag, or waking up with swollen tired eyes to the sound of all the animals waking up with you. Except when it's a super annoying chipmunk squeaking non-stop next to your tent.

There's nothing like good camping.

Since winter is coming and Casey was on fall break, we decided to go up to the Uintas for a quick getaway! It was perfect. It smelled so fresh and the only thing we could hear were the mountains. After driving around for a while just looking at the beautiful lakes and woods, we picked a spot to park and backpacked into the trees to find a campsite. From the place we chose, we couldn't see or hear any other people, which made crazy fire dances all the more appropriate.

If you're feeling spontaneous or have time this weekend or next, get up there and get your camp on! I know camping sounds like an overwhelming thing...packing the food, getting the supplies, staying warm...but really it's not. There are lots of 'camping hacks' you can try to make it just a little more easier and enjoyable. I'll share one tip from our trip with you.

Camping Tip: Breakfast Burritos
When you're car camping, it's fun to being a ton of goodies for breakfast. Scrambled Eggs,  Bacon, even Pancakes! And a pan to cook it all on. When you're backpacking, the less you bring the better. The perfect solution: Pre-made Breakfast Burritos! Ours were egg, ground turkey, and cheese, but you can get crazier than that if you want. We wrapped them in tin foil and heated them up on some coals! Voila! A super yummy, extremely easy breakfast.

15 comments:

  1. love the pictures! spending a weekend in nature really is rejuvenating. you should share all your camping hacks for us camping novices!

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  2. These pictures are so awesome! you have such a fun blog. Stoked to follow along now!

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  4. Loving those burritos and thanks for the great photos. I love cooking when I'm out camping and I'd be sure to throw in a couple of burritos from now on. I think the right cooking stove and implements make cooking easier and fun. Why stick to canned goods when you can go for eggs, bacons and pancakes, right? There are a lot of options to choose and if I may add, having a dehydrator and drying my veggies and fruits to use in camping is all the more great! For more tips see http://backpackingmastery.com/basics/tent-camping-tips.html

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  5. The gingersnaps recipe is an ingenious idea. I would definitely accompany them with a hot drink to eliminate the cold while warming up the body. I also found the following post with reliable cold weather outdoor tips: http://wildernessmastery.com/camping-and-hiking/cold-weather-camping-tips.html

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  7. Uinta Mountains seem like a good place to camp with a better half. You guys must have had the time of your lives. I am planning a double act encamping with my fiancée, and I am certain your experiences and tips will come in handy. Thanks for sharing the images and experiences. See more here: http://survival-mastery.com/skills/camp/what-to-bring-camping.html

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  8. Thanks for the great photos! And the burritos looked awesome, too! You're both so relaxed - and that's why people retreat back to nature! I love camping and that's where I met my fiancee! Needless to say, to this day, married with 2 awesome kids, camping remains a favorite. My kids are all agog when we say "camping!"I'm so pleased that it made them so responsible and proactive. We've taught them how to read the compass and pitch a tent properly. They're in middle school so they understand all too well. For more tips and info regarding camping essentials, hop on to this site: http://myoutdoorslife.com/basics/what-to-bring-camping.html

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