While we were camping in Angeles Nation Forest, we came across a few bear tracks! We happened to pass by a tree that had claw marks going up the trunk. The other 2 were prints in the ground that made it clear we were in bear territory! Now all I’m missing is a picture of an actual bear! Its on my nature-spotting bucket list!
Do you have any cool bear pics? Email them to girlycamping@Hotmail.com and I may feature them in an upcoming post!
This weekend I did the ultimate no-no. Can you guess? That’s right, I hiked without breaking in my shoes. I thought “Sure I can backpack 5 miles out with new shoes! I’ve gotten blisters before but this is different!” Um.. no! Its that moment you haven’t reached your destination and your heals become raw. All you can think about is that you have to hike BACK as well. Here are a few tips that I need to consider: Continue reading
We are heading up tonight to the mountains and I had to pick up a few things. What are they you ask?
– Apples: Great for hiking! Replenishes your thirst and hunger.
– Salt & Pepper: With all the dehydrated meals we get, we need to spice ’em up some way!
– Rice: Instant rice doesn’t use up too much fuel for the stove and an easy meal!
– Mio Energy: Water is great but to mix things up, try using powders or juice!
– Pancakes: All you do is add water… amazing and delicious!
– Jack Daniels: Why not?
– Girly Camping hat: Why not?
I’ll let you know how the trip turns out!
Happy Camping 🙂
9 Ways to Transition from Summer to Fall
As summer is coming to an end, its time to put our bathing suits away and bust out the warmer sleeping bags to prepare for camping in the Fall. With cooler weather, shorter daylight, and more sight seeing, here are 9 ways to transition from Summer to Fall:
Experience warmer climates- Camping in the desert may be too extreme the summer but with the temperature dropping, Spring and Fall are the ultimate seasons to go camping in warmer climates.
Sip hot cocoa-Cooler weather means colder nights and what better way to warm up than with hot cocoa around the campfire!
I’m typically an advocate for leaving electronics at home while hitting the outdoors but if you must…. here is a little gem my friend introduced me to: Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini USB Charger. This little guy can charge your smartphone, MP3 player, or any item that charges from a USB power source Here’s how it works: Continue reading