This was our first trip with THREE teenage girls, crammed together like sardines in the backseat for a two hour drive. We stopped at Cool Springs on the way, and if you've never been there you should go sometime.
At exactly 5 PM we were trundling down Lead Mine Road, under the giant windmills, to the very bottom of the valley. In about 20 minutes we were setting up camp along a stretch of Horseshoe Run.
|I waded across the stream to get this picture.|
|Becca and I pitched the tent while Keith started a fire.|
|Becca reading her e-book in the hammock.|
|I hung my twinkle star lights in a rhododendron, and some lanterns too. It was bright enough to read by.|
Night came to the mountains, and the temperature dropped to about 40. I TOLD everyone to pack warm clothes, but they all complained the next morning about the cold, even mister Jack Frost himself, while I slept fairly toasty in my Cuddle Duds (thanks Mom, best Xmas present evar).
|Can you tell who among us is a morning person?|
|Delia hanging out in the SkyChair.|
|Treasures I found on my hike.|