We enjoy each others company when it's just the two of us deep in the wilderness, but we love it when friends are able to join in our crazy adventures. It becomes a completely new dynamic with 13 close friends wandering off in every direction... and a mom lovingly cookin' up some breakfast back at camp.
The first caravan left Seattle early Friday morning and traveled east, around Mt Rainier and down into the Wenatchee National Forest. By early afternoon Keith, Kyler, Mark, Anthony and Will had helped us setup camp near the banks of Bumping Lake. A few hours later George found us and by night fall the entire family was accounted for when Ian, Matt, Patrick, Jesse and his mom Deidre arrived.
Our spot was perfect. Hidden amidst old fir and cotton woods, we had our own little claims either along the creek that bordered our camp or on the bluff overlooking Bumping River. Early one morning a few of us were enjoying coffee and the warm sun when we noticed a pair of Western Tanagers in a nearby tree. They played a Twitterpated game of chase before whisping away across the river.
There was so many fun things to do around this area! We floated on the lake and channeled "Lord of the Flies" while playing on a little island. A group of us hiked up a shale hill to a nice view of the area and just the bravest of us jumped off the 15ft spill way.
So far this was the funnest place we've group camped this year. We've had very good luck with this part of Washington. Between the Little Naches, camping with Kitty, and now this adventure - I think this area is prime for when YOU come camping with us.