Lake Texoma

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.

The grand Lake Texoma

The grand Lake Texoma: see that strip of land on the horizon… Sooner country.

For real primitive camping we passed up spots like right off the trail: no privacy whatsoever. I think this was around mile 3 inward.

doing manly camping-mapping things

doing manly camping-mapping things

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…

Thanks fellow camper for the pic!

Thanks fellow camper for the pic!

By the book tee-pee for our campfire. Thanks Eagle Scout Sean.

lord of the teepee fire

lord of the teepee fire

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.

well needed fire

well needed fire

Cooking with new gear.

Pocket Rocket

Pocket Rocket

Tried and true gear.

Pocket Rocket

Pocket Rocket

Our spot. You had to scramble through some bramble but it was worth it.

our spot

our spot

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.

off the beaten path

off the beaten path

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?

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Ray Roberts Lake

We the campers strike again. On a constant hunt to find the best camping sites for backpacking, car camping and group camping Jon and I tried out Ray Roberts Lake State Park outside Denton, TX. What a huge lake, and after a nice long hike along the shoreline and poking through some trails we think we found the ideal sites for the park for next time with friends. Sometimes it’s nice to do things, just the two of us, and what better to do than get away from it all and venture into ┬áthe outdoors. Here’s a peek at our weekend:

Ray Roberts Lake

my, what large teeth you have!

where you go, I will go

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great success for a beautiful weather weekend

best part of camping: the fire. Why are there no pictures of our awesome campfire you ask, because my hands were full of campfire pizza:

Store-bought personal pizza crust + sauce + cheese + toppings all wrapped in foil and placed on the hot coals. Brilliant.