What was your favorite camping trip you have ever had with either your family or friends?
I camp on islands-much cooler couse' there is water all around you and safer (wild animals)
I camp on islands.
omg same...no joke
mostly because in big parks there are wild animals.....and less can get on the islands! :P
My most favorite would be the time I went with my family, we used to go camping all the time. We have this land we camped on regularly, my uncle owns it, nice woodesy area with a beautiful creek. The creek is what made it great, we all brought innertubes with us (The kind you tie to the back of a boat and ride in) We put them in the water and rode the little rapids in them all the way around the creek (Me and my sister were both 9 at the time, and my older brother's and sister were there too), along with two of my cousins.We also found a vine to swing from and we got some serious air on that thing! Later that night we lit a few bottle rockets, It was a beautiful place, I'd like to go back soon, it's been a bit since I have gone camping. I guess nothing in particular made it amazing, but it's just a great memory, all the family together roughing it. All the kids had their own little tents to sleep in, etc, It was a great time had by all. :0)
The best camping trip I have been on so far was a four day quasi-survival trip in the King Range North of Shelter Cove on the Northern California coast. It was put on by my school as part of a survival skills class I was in. it was very rough, with us trying to (and failing) to forage and hunt our own food, but after a the second day of food failure, we just live of of our emergency rations. It was great, and I got some great photographs.
I can’t pick one favorite, but they all have fun, camaraderie, and beautiful scenery in common. Many of them featured minor misadventures as well, but that’s part of the fun. I think the best part is the sharing of an adventure or good times with a friend. Sadly, the older I get, the harder the ground gets. There was a week-long camping trip with my family when I was about 10 in the Olympic National Forest. We hiked up into the canyon, fished, drove over to the Pacific Ocean one day, saw birds, elk, otters, and deer. A two-day backpacking trip when I was 19 with a friend from high school in the Cascade mountains of Washington State – the moonlight on an alpine lake was incredibly beautiful and the chipmunks were brazen thieves. A 4-day backpacking trip with two friends from college attempting to traverse the Olympic range in June of ~1982. We were turned back halfway by rotting ice bridges in a snowfield. This one also featured deer and elk. A bicycle camping trip the length of Whidbey Island in Washington State with my boyfriend (now husband) when we were in our early-mid 20’s. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is an amazing place. Camping at Goose Island on the Gulf in Texas with my teenage son a couple of times. There can be unrelenting high winds and pushy raccoons but also water, fishing, biking, kayaking, armadillos, javalinas, porpoises, shrimp jumping out of the water like popcorn at night to escape feeding sea trout, black-crowned night herons, and man-o-war jellyfish. Camping in Junction, Texas with my son in 2008 and kayaking down the Llano River just after daybreak. I almost got trampled in the river by a herd of Axis Deer. Everyone at the flyfishing festival who kayaked got grabbed and dumped into the river by the same tree. We all got together at the big BBQ dinner and compared notes on the day’s activities.
Almost forgot this one: Palo Duro Canyon in March 2004 when the wild turkeys were courting. There were gorgeous red rocks and blue sky. We ended up "camping" in a motel 50 miles from the canyon because the truck broke down. After dinner I fixed the truck and we spent the next day at the park. Our home-made solar oven kept getting blown around by the wind until we stacked rocks around it.
My favorite camping trip wasn't actually a trip - my son and I were only a little more than 100 yards away from home, but it was fun. I had camped pretty much my whole life, around the neighborhood, in the Scouts, and in the military, but doing it with him made it special.What I really liked was showing him things like how to make coffee over a fire of burning GI peanut butter, and that you can carry water in a paper bag to douse your fire with. It was fun.
Not sure where this was but once with my whole family cousins, uncles, and aunts there was this place in San matteo. We built rope swings, a makeshift treehouse, a rope elevator to the treehouse and there was this place with no campsites or buildings just a huge valley with a forest and a river that we went exploring in. There was also a spot that had a thin overhang on a 60 ft cliff that broke with my cousin on it. Luckily we were about to test a rope elevator and he was in it.
my favourite camping trip was around Europe and Africa with friends
It's hard to say, but..I did a lovely through-hike from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite with some friends of mine. Gorgeous country, good company, and excellent food.
That sounds awesome. Never been to Yosemite.
It's exquisite. I've climbed Half Dome at four in the morning and eaten breakfast on top. That's the best way--before it gets too crowded. The first time I did it there were tons of people, including some Canadians playing soccer on top.
I've never been camping, but I'd really like to.
Well some good places to start is KOA. What state or country do you live in?
A friend and I went to Algonquin Park in Ontario about 20 years ago. We paddled and portaged past several lakes, sleeping on islands at night and fishing during the days. It was awesome.
Also, a friend and I got caught at night unintentionally, (I had twisted an ankle) in a remote stretch of rainforest in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. It hadn't rained in a while, so drinking water was scarce. About the time we got our sleeping bags laid out and a fire lit, the sky opened up and it poured (killing the fire). When the rains quit, the wildlife started moving. Spooky and peaceful, all at the same time.
Hmm... I'm not sure which camping trip I've gone on is my favorite. They've all been fun and really funny.
I know one of my favorites though was the first time I went to eastern Washington a few years ago. I'm not sure where we were going but it was so much fun and it was the first time ever that I had been over there.
We went camping above the snow line in Yosemite with a bunch of friends a few years back; I think it was mid-April. Nice and warm during the day; we'd be hiking in shorts and breaking trail in new-fallen show. Then at night it got pretty chilly (above the snow line, right!) so we had to sleep in extra layers. Very few people, very pretty. And we had some awesome food.