We were told that people who go camping in Sedona at around this time end up turning into icicles... (20°F/-6°C) so instead of driving 4 hours for frost bite, we decided to stay local and camp on Mount Lemmon.
Here are a few pictures from our weekend of fire, food, games, embarrassing stories and getting in touch with mother nature:
A better part of our first hour consisted of gathering firewood.
Mount Lemmon has real trees!
A blue sky is one thing you can usually rely on in Arizona!
So with all the gathered firewood, we attempted to make a fire with a flint!
It didn't work out very well initially. We all gave it a couple goes.... nothing. Bear Grylls makes it look SO easy.
You know that's what he was thinking!
Ben gave it a last go...
Yayyyyy! See all those big smiles?
I stood so close my face turned brown! (Hee hee hee. That was a brown joke, in case you didn't catch that)
Boiling water for hot cocoa.
Roman enjoying the burger we cooked over the fire.
The great outdoorsmen! Who can build a fire!
What part of the night consisted of....
By the time we all crawled into our sleeping bags, it was below freezing and our sleeping bags (which work for -30°F/-34°C) were definitely calling our names. I slept in a total of 3 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of pants and 4 tops.
The morning after....
I'm actually brushing w/ a Colgate Wisp in this picture. Really convenient.
Only you can prevent forest fires. And ice.
Hot dog for breakfast anyone?
After packing up, we explored around the lake.
Other than getting a case of altitude sickness and sleeping in the frigid cold, camping made for an excellent adventure.
Except that after 5 washes, I can still smell a trace of smoke in my hair. Actually, it smells like bacon.
Rose Canyon Campground
: 32.386944, -110.711389
: Quiet hours 10pm - 6am; Check out 3pm
: Potable water, vault toilets
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