Tuesday, June 14, 2011


That's the term Emil uses to describe our camping trip last night.  I prefer dry run.  We loaded up our San Juan gear (camping, bikes, trailer, etc.) and camped at Smith Rock.  http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_51.php.  It's only seven miles from our house, but we drove there with our gear, unloaded, and then loaded everything onto our bikes and trailer.  Biked 6.5 miles around the backroads and saw two deer, one HUGE dead frog on the road, and one dead snake.  Set up camp around 7:30 p.m. and tried out the chicken fajita Mountain House meal.  Not too bad.

The camping area at Smith Rock is super nice.  Central cooking area, showers, clean facilities, dish wash area, and friendly folks from all over the world to rock climb. It's one of our favorite places to hike and take out of town guests.

My bike

The set up:  trailer, bike, and Emil hauling it
Almost a full moon and gorgeous clear skies.  Headlamp not necessary on my multiple trips in the middle of the night.  I'm not a sound sleeper at all when we camp.

Water break, pedaling break, phew!

Two person tent.  Really?  Maybe really skinny people.

To quote LoMo...."Gorgeous!"

Sunset at Smith Rock
Now, it's time to really look at what we packed and purge.  Say goodbye to new friends, finish packing for the round the U.S. trip, clean, mow, pull weeds, water the grass, and finish chores!

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