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    Late Summer Camping

    Setting up camp.  The highlight of the weekend:4-wheeling with friends. My view: Looking over the shoulder of my Driving Man. Deep woods creek.  Our camp site at night.

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    Camping on the River

    Our camping season is off to a late start this year due to all the traveling we did in the spring, but we were finally able to get away for two nights this past weekend. We stayed at a lovely Forest Service campground on the Moyie River up near Bonners Ferry.  Our campsite was right on the river. It was…

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    Camping in September

    We got off to a late start with our camping this year, due to a really wet spring and a busy homeschool convention season. However, we’ve been making up for lost time this month, with the gorgeous Indian Summer weather we’ve been having. Believe it or not, we’ve been camping for the past 3 weekends in a row. Well, Lyle…

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    Camping Adventures

    Last weekend we went camping for the second time this summer. We intended to go to Priest Lake. Actually, we did go there, but all the campgrounds were full, so we drove across the state into Montana and ended up at Yaak River again. (Granted, the state is only 90 miles across the panhandle, but it seemed like a long…

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    Camping on the Border

    This past weekend we went camping up in the very tip-top of the Idaho panhandle, just 1 mile from the Canadian border. The weather was iffy all weekend. Our campsite was right on the Moyie River, which was pretty full… and cold! What’s this? A flirting bench? Why, I believe it is! I think that handsome man is just waiting…

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    Labor Day Camping Trip

    We camped at beautiful Priest Lake for the Labor Day weekend. We didn’t actually end up staying at the campsite much this time. Lyle had planned out a full itinerary of Geocaches in the area, so we did a lot of exploring. It’s such a gorgeous area, so that was a perfect plan– and the weather cooperated nicely. Here’s the…

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    Montana Camping Trip

    This past weekend we went camping in northwestern Montana with friends. Mostly we go camping by ourselves, but this is the second time this summer we’ve had the privilege of sharing the fun with another family. Lyle was able to take off at noon on Friday so we got to the campground in the early evening. We got our campsite…

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    Holiday Getaway

    We enjoyed a camping trip over the long weekend. Our friends, the B family, joined us for part of the time. They had never been camping before… nor had they been geocaching. We were happy to introduce them to the fun! One of the geocaches took us up a very long, bumpy road to the top of a mountain. It…

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    Housekeeping in the Woods

    When I was growing up, my brothers and sisters and I would play in the woods by the hour. We would set up elaborate “houses” and visit each other. This past weekend I found myself doing the same thing with my own family. We had been planning for awhile to go camping at Priest Lake for Memorial Day weekend. Friday…

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    Campfire Fuel

    We don’t heat with wood at home, but we do love a good fire when we’re camping. So Lyle keeps an eye on Craig’s List for bargains on firewood. Last weekend he found a deal on “mill ends.”  We loaded up the back of the pickup with short pieces of 2x4s. Then we packed it into paper boxes. It packed…