Almost to Sooner country. Almost, but we kept our distance. Put a whole lake in between us. (See said lake below). We did primitive camping this time with our friend Sean out at Lake Texoma, including hiking out to our spot a few miles before poking through and finding a spot off the beaten path.
For real primitive camping we passed up spots like right off the trail: no privacy whatsoever. I think this was around mile 3 inward.
A positive of camping is that everyone out on the trail is usually really nice and considerate. I say usually due to past experiences with hordes of Boy Scouts or some weird cult that stayed up all night chanting…
By the book tee-pee for our campfire. Thanks Eagle Scout Sean.
So it got cold later, and we were unprepared. I can remember almost the exact time the fire went out because an unforgiving chill came over me. It was a long night.
Cooking with new gear.
Tried and true gear.
Our spot. You had to scramble through some bramble but it was worth it.
Tucked away, hope we can find it again… We will also be more prepared for the weather next time. And for the hiking, none of us had the right shoes.
It was overall a good trip besides being unprepared for the cold night. Those hills coming back were once again a surprise but I will gladly hike out again. The Starbucks we got also made things better… But when does it not? We want to get better at backpacking out to primitive sites. Does anybody have recommendations for spots in Texas?