We spent the weekend camping. We headed north and camped along Petersville Road, hoping to get some up-close views of Denali. Alas, the clouds moved in as soon as we got there, and in true Alaska form, they stuck around all weekend.
This was our first camping trip with the girls, so Blake and I were a little nervous going into it. I was worried it would be a disaster and that we’d never want to do it again. Thankfully, they were happy little campers. The only hiccup was Hazel waking up every morning around 6, because it was so light out. I’ll be making blackout curtains before our next trip.
We spent some time at Peters Creek one day. Lillian loved throwing rocks in the water and did not want to leave. Hazel napped most of the time, until Lilly woke her up for a picture.
Uncle Willy and Dani were along for the adventure. They offered to watch the girls for a bit, allowing Blake and I to do some exploring on the 4wheeler. Petersville Road is an old mining road. The pavement ends about 10 miles in, we camped around mile 15, and took the 4wheeler all the way out to mile 32. This is where the Petersville State Recreational Mining Area begins, an area set aside by the state for citizens to pan and mine for gold. The scenery was beautiful. Hopefully we can make it back on a clear weekend.
It rained a little on our last night, but that didn’t stop Lilly. She ran around and jumped in puddle after puddle of mud.
We had so much fun exploring and enjoying the outdoors. Our first camping trip of the season was definitely a success.
This weekend we are headed to Portage Valley. But first, blackout curtains. I can’t sew, so they won’t be anything fancy. Hopefully they’ll work a little better than the black garbage bags we were using. Here come the Griswolds! ;)
Until next time,