Thursday, April 7, 2011

Camping in Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra

This is a pit stop to stretch our legs at Fossil Falls on the drive up.

We got to Eureka Dunes in the evening and set up camp (Abe was really helpful in this department)

Chad retrieving tent after it blew away - dang that desert wind.

Hiking the dunes in the morning...

A stop for bananas and playing in the sand.

Then as the day started heating up we made a run for it.

Took a little hike up in Big Pine Canyon to escape the heat of Death Valley. (note the granola bar in each hand...and there was another one that was being rotated in)

Camp #2 was a back up plan when our next destination proved to be too much for the Volvo to handle.

After a windy and rainy night we enjoyed some Cream of Wheat (as displayed on Abe's chin) and then packed up and hit the road with a few stops to throw about 9000 rocks in water.

The verdict on camping with kids between 1 1/2 and 2 years old: day=fun, night=not fun.


david said...

how come i only see one set of footprints in that picture chad?

no but seriously those are awesome pictures and we can't wait to go camping again with you guys.

Chiara said...

You guys are the coolest parents ever! I'd go camping with you if you'd let me ride in the back pack thingy....and set up my tent for me....:)-

Sage Pierce said...

Dude Kimber. Those are some amazing pictures! You better have that one of Chad with Abe on his back and his footprints behind him blown up and hung in your house. And, I agree. You guys are pretty cool parents.

Lindsey Anderson said...

What a fun trip! Awesome pictures, and lots of great memories I'm sure. Ditto on the cool parents :)

Kay said...

What a great place. No mud, no poison oak, no people. I agree with Sage. Make that one picture really big.