Monday, November 3, 2008

Green River Lakes!







We got to go camping while visiting Kable's family. We went to Green River Lakes, a cherished spot by the Smiths in Wyoming that I have never been blessed to see. I was so excited when I found out this trip was planned. You see, I hear all about the adventures that have been had there by all, except me. It was beautiful. The mountain in the background of the lake picture is called Square Top, and many a Smith has hiked to the top, but not me. The hike Kable, Koy, and I went on was hard enough for me. We hiked to a place called Slide Creek Falls. I had no idea how far it was. We ran out of water (I ended up sipping from a mini waterfall and was lucky to not get sick)and let's just say were not quite prepared for the length of it with a little one. To Kable's credit, he did carry Koy most of the way and did try to save me most of the precious little water we had left. By the end, I was just saying my prayers to get me back to the tent and the lake, so I could soak my feet in the ice cold water! The only complaint I had other than that, were the numerous mosquitoes! Ugh, we were eaten alive. Don't think the nice smelling, not greasy feeling bug spray works on those mountain mosquitoes either! It doesn't. We tried! Poor Koy looked like he had chicken pox by the end of the time there. We even left a day early mostly because of those dang pests. I also couldn't believe how freezing cold it got at night. I couldn't sleep very well b/c it was so cold, neither could Koy. The bathrooms there were actually not that bad, for outhouses! I was kind of suprised. Okay, so I'm not a camper. I enjoy the beautiful sites, but not the bugs, cold weather, scortching heat, dirt, and nasty bathroom conditions! Something else I learned- never trust a guy, (Kable), to pack for a camping trip. Guys just don't pay attention to details and think they can get along without everything-blankets, water, bug spray, etc! Although, I must say he was nice to pack.






5 comments:

Jenny said...

I'm glad you posted these pictures. It looks like Koy liked the hike even though it was painful for you and Kabe.
The mosquitos were absolutely TERRIBLE! I'm happy we all decided to leave a day early.

Tuttle Family said...

Wow, that is beautiful.

smith family said...

I love all the new pictures! Its so funny how you call brax, rubee and koy the "triplets" THATS CUTE.
- shannon

John and Clara said...

It looks like you guys had such an awsome time in UT. It's so fun to visit family and do stuff that you wouldn't do otherwise. Your family is so cute11 I just can't believe that you didn't just love the misquitoes and I really can't believe that you let Kable pack!! Brave lady!!!

Morgan and Derek said...

Koy looks like he enjoyed himself. :)