04 July 2008

Lessons In Camping: i

It's just about 8am pacific time and we've learned quite a lot so far.

* Going through Mount Zion just before dawn is nice, but right at dawn would be better, since you can't take landscape pictures when there's little to no natural light.

*Southern Utah is really pretty, even if you sleep through it.

*Small cars loaded with two plump adults, camping equipment, food, and more that ten gallons of water are not meant to drive along pretty beaches. The vehicles are too heavy and the sand is too soft. This is an important bit of knowledge we learned the hard way... And with the help of a couple, two teenaged boys, and two men with a pick up and a chain.

*It's important to bring a shovel and towing rope when you camp. Or else you should bring a couple, two teenaged boys, and two men with a pick up and a chain.


*Sometimes you'll find your first camping choice isn't going to work out - perhaps because of sand. In these instances it is important to have a second choice. It also helps to know how to get from option "a" to option "b."