Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Overnight Campout to the Uintas

We couldn't let summer end without one more little getaway. So over labor day weekend we packed up the camper and the kids and headed out for an overnighter. We are super lucky to have so many places nearby our home to go to without having to travel a long way. We headed up to the Uintas.

We expected it to be busy, but by the time we got to where we were hoping to camp, every campground was filled. So we decided to just pull off the side of the road in a nice little BLM campground. We got settled and started a fire to cook some hotdogs and smores before heading to bed. (We got there later than we thought we would be after looking for a campground spot. This picture was taken in the morning).

Good morning!

After a simple breakfast, we started some exploring. Our camp spot ended up being in the perfect spot. Right in the middle of the two places we wanted to check out. First, we went to Lily Lake Campground to check out a couple of really pretty looking lakes we had seen driving the day before. The first lake (I don't even know the name of this one) looked pretty low so we didn't stay long to check it out.

Then we went across the street to Lily Lake. And it was beautiful! It was so still that there was a perfect reflection in the water. There are some hikes that you can do around this lake but we didn't take the time to do any of them this trip.

After the kids threw rocks in the lake and I took a million pictures of it, we headed to our second place to explore. Provo Falls! This is a place that Trevon and I heard about earlier this year and decided to try to make it to sometime this year. I'm so glad we found the time.

This hike is a super easy hike! Very kid friendly. There is a path that you can follow down the falls. And the views are beautiful too.

There were spots that you could even walk out onto the waterfall.

This hike, at least the morning that we went, was not busy at all. We saw one other group who was finishing when we were starting and one tow truck driver who decided to take a look around before towing a broken down vehicle. So we had the hike to our selves. 

The kids liked trying to find little rocks in the small pools around the waterfall. But, the water was FREEZING! It was so cold just sticking my hand in. 

Then we headed home. It was a quick trip but so much fun.  We've been so happy to get more camping in this year! It's become one of my favorite things to do as a family. 

What did you do for Labor day?

What are some of your favorite things to do as a family?

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