Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Roughing it – Rocky Mountain Style

Hola Bloggies:

So by this time you’re well versed in my Banff adventures! But did you know I also tried camping?

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And while this wasn’t my first time camping, it was my first time car camping.

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All the previous times I had gone camping I had really roughed it in the wild.

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Think loading all your gear into a canoe, rowing for hours on end, then setting up camp in a totally remote back country kind of place.

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Admittedly, even with car camping I was kind of afraid of the animals.

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I find the thought of encountering a cougar (or a grizzly) incredibly terrifying.

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Turns out I had nothing to worry about at all.

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The campground was much too noisy and well lit for any animals.

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Or me for that matter.

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At 1:30 I gave up trying to fall asleep outside and crawled into my car.

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I know, eh!? Giant. Car. Camping. Fail.

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Maybe I’ll try it again; but I’m in no hurry.

 

Question: Have you ever gone camping? Back woods style or car camping? Did you enjoy it?

13 comments:

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Oh gosh I am loving all these recaps! Amazing! :D The pictures are gorgeous and I'm so jealous of all your adventures!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Andrea,

lol We did have some adventures!!! I'm so glad Susan and Holly came out! Gave me an opportunity to head to Banff! :o)

MirandaJayne said...

OMG I love camping. I've only ever done car camping. My husband is going back woods camping in Aug with his cousin, uncle and cousin's brother in-law.

ontapfortoday.com said...

I've only been camping twice. The first was the real deal: hiking and sleeping at the summit of a mt. Technically, I did not sleep (I was afraid of being eaten by a mountain lion). Car camping was only slightly better. I fell asleep, only to be awoken by our campfire randomly re-igniting itself. I was not built for the wilderness. :)

Jocelyn said...

Looks like you had fun! I have to admit I have never been camping...if I have it was before I can remember. Kind of weird because I like the outdoors and bugs don't bother me. Hmm

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

When me and Eric used to have our Ford Escape (rip, I miss having an SUV so much! Haha) we used to fold down the back seats and camp in it. We did that several times and I LOVED IT! Felt so much safer and slept so much better than in a tent! Now we tent camp. :) Haha

A Toronto girl out West said...

Miranda,

You should try back country camping. It can really be very cool!

A Toronto girl out West said...

opentap,

lol There's nothing it with heading to a luxury hotel instead! I'm a big proponent of the Westin Heavenly Bed! LOL

A Toronto girl out West said...

Jocelyn,

I figure camping is the kind of thing that's worth trying at least once in your life. If you don't like it then you're done but you may discover something you love!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Amber,

Where do you go tent camping!?!?

Kelsey said...

umm why havent i seen ur blog before! hello there fellow B.C. blogger :D :D

WOOT xoxo

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

I've done a whole whack of camping, from car camping to take a boat to some spot and set up camp there kinda camping. I've camped through rain, hail, and insane windstorms. It's always fun, and I've never once worried about bears or other creatures getting me :)

kanishk said...

I love camping. I've only ever done car camping.
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