I’ve long said that we need a campground in our town. Well, I guess we now have the closest thing to that and it happens to be right in my backyard. A friend and I cleared some more underbrush and trees a few days ago and we now have one of the most lovely camping spots I’ve ever seen. It’s directly next to a babbling brook. Yes, a babbling brook.
As we were searching for good spots to set up our tents over the weekend, my friend, Ian, suggested that we clear near the brook that runs along the rear of my land. I was thinking more along the lines of sleeping under the huge White Pines, but after taking a look at what he was referring to, I had to agree that his spot was far superior to the one I was considering. He sold me on the, “Just wait until you hear the water running by as you open your eyes in the morning.” Okay, okay. It’s those details I don’t think about all too often, but he was right. We now have the best spot ever.
We camped out this past Saturday night into Sunday morning. We put together a decent size fire ring and I even hauled back a swinging bench that we had laying around. As for my tent, I used my trusted ALPS Mountaineering Taurus. As for everything else, I placed a nice thick tarp on the ground under the tent, laid down two moving blankets inside the tent, directly under my TETON Sports 1027L Deer Hunter Sleeping Bag. I was going to use a few wool blankets that I picked up a month or two ago, but those were unnecessary. My sleeping bag was all I needed. I have to tell you, I am so glad I picked up two of these bags. Whatever that material is on the inside, it’s so comfortable. I slept like a rock and they were worth every penny. By the way, the temperature was 45 overnight and I wan’t too hot in this sleeping bag. It’s legit in that it’s rated to -35 degrees, so I was concerned about being sweated out of it, but that didn’t happen. And believe me, I’ve tested it in the cold. It means business.
I’ll have to bring my camera along next time to take more photos, but the one above is partially of our camping area.
And here are two more, looking up and down the nearby brook.
While those photos were just okay, I’d like to make it up to you by showing you a few videos I just took. I walked into the woods on through one trail, stopped at the camp site for a while and then left through a different trail. It’s all just so beautiful back there. I’m really thrilled with this property I purchased. Here are those videos.