Monday, June 30, 2014

Camping at Big Lake

This past weekend we headed to Northeast Arizona for camping at Big Lake.  My friend Leah invited us to camp with some of her family.  We typically camp up north near the Kaibab area or somewhere along Lake Powell so it was fun going somewhere new. We enjoyed escaping the 100 plus heat.  Big Lake is 9,000 feet above sea level so the temperatures are much cooler. It was in the 70's during the day and in the 40's at night... Perfect for camping.

First sight of Big Lake...  Beautiful!


We were not that far from the forest fires outside of Show Low.  Unfortunately there were fire restrictions because of the drought so no campfire for us.  It was really the only bad part about this trip.  We made the best of it though.


We frequented this camp road which lead us to some very nice restroom facilities.  With the little ones, it was so nice having a restroom near our campsite.


We were told that a bear was seen in camp the day before we arrived.  We saw tons of wildlife and we heard Coyotes howling very close to our camp one night.


It was cozy having our campsite nestled amongst the pines...


I didn't get many photos of our camp, but I did snap this one on the first night...


We arrived late on Friday, set up our tent and ate dinner.  On Saturday we had breakfast and headed to Big Lake so the guys could do some fishing.


Gemma and Aiyana playing in the rocks by the lake...


Our dirty camp children were having so much fun...


Silly girls...



Oh how I love wild flowers...



Leah and I took the girls out for a ride on their Uncle Brian's fishing boat.


Leah drove the boat like a boss...


Don't judge us... We were camping!


After our boat ride... We sat on the shore to relax and take in the view.  Clara and Seyla looked like little vampires enjoying a bag of cherries. Their mouth and teeth were blood red ha, ha.


Dana and Johnny took the little ones out for a ride.


We had a great time and I look forward to camping in another beautiful area of Arizona on our next camping trip.


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