We got to experience nature up close and personal when we went camping!
Here was our little buddy. He wasn’t shy at all! He wasn’t even bothered when we made a fire in the pit. He sniffed around looking for scraps.
Just a little walk and we found ourselves at this glorious creek. The water was icy cold, but that didn’t stop the kids from playing in it! Several of the older kids caught some brook trout too!
Lovely wildflowers abounded all over the campground and trails.
Just look at that view! There was a great no wake reservoir with trout. I didn’t catch anything though. The kids loved trying to fish. You can also see the lovely storm coming in that drenched us for a few minutes.
I love how lush and green the mountains are. We saw deer too!
Here’s the road that led from the campground to the lake. Christmas trees!
I had great fun examining the thistles on the lakeshore, just buzzing with bees. Did you know there are about 33 different species of bees native to Utah? It is the Beehive State!
There are 3,500 species of bees in the U.S. and 20,000 species in the world.
See the different stripes and shape of the abdomens?
It was exciting to see wild raspberries all over the campground and near the lakeshore!
Here’s the view from the other side of the lake. I love the clouds in this shot reflecting in the water. It was so gorgeous and peaceful here!
We went kayaking too. The girls could really handle their own kayak and now we want our own! We definitely look forward to camping again. It’s like nature study in a bundle. It was so nice to be without electronics. We didn’t even have a cell signal.