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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Camping Anyone?

What a better way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping in the great out doors.  I couldn’t agree more and it’s exactly what Terry, Caroline, and I did this past weekend. 

20090920 Green Ridge Camping-0121Terry and Caroline in front of the fire

Now we’re not talking camping with some sort of camper, nor are we talking camping with bathroom facilities or a 7-11 near by.  We’re talking deep in the forest, dig a hole, deal with the dirt, no sign of any other human life for miles…  REAL CAMPING. 

Trust me there’s nothing like it; the sounds of nature, the stars at night, the cool crisp air, the smell and warmth of a good fire…  It was one of the most relaxing weekends I’ve had in years.  

We camp in Green Ridge State Forest up in Western MD.  Green Ridge is MD’s 2nd largest forest located just between the Gap and Cumberland along the Potomac river. 

20080809 Amanda Green Ridge-0019 Potomac River from Point Lookout – 8/9/2008

Short of a canoe launch area at the river, Green Ridge is completely unimproved with miles of mostly dirt roads throughout the forest.  Camp sites are spread very far apart so the chance of hearing your neighbor campers is slim to none.  Wild life was sparse this time around but we did see a few turkey and an occasional deer. 

20090920 Green Ridge Camping-0154 Roasting marshmallows

20090920 Green Ridge Camping-0141 Better blow that one out Caroline!!!

20090920 Green Ridge Camping-0129 Mmmmmmm  Smores!!!!

20090920 Green Ridge Camping-0206Wait a minute are you checking the spelling or cheating.  

And what was I doing while all this was going on?  Why taking my weird photos as my family would say…

20090920 Green Ridge Camping-0170Canon EOS-1D Mark III w/ 17-40 f/4 1/800, f/5.6, OCF

20090920 Green Ridge Camping-0210Canon EOS-1D Mark III w/ 17-40 f/4 1/800, f/5.6, OCF

It was a great weekend which also included a great 15 mile bike ride on The Great Allegheny Passage… more on that in my next post. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures - and it all looks fabulous to me.