With the Perseid meteor shower peaking this weekend, Mark coaxed the pack out for a most excellent Night on Bald Mountain. This was Saturday night we stayed here. Sorry we got this posted out of order!
|We're backpacking for the first time ever!|
Least as an overnight adventure..
|We drove in to the Huron Mountains, east of Skanee.|
Last minute adjustments being made here.
|We're off! Me and Bella led the way, as usual.|
We're trail mutts, ya know.
|After the 2-track, we bush-whacked up the mountain.|
You can't see this but it was really quite a climb!
|We were rewarded with most excellent views from these tall granite peaks. |
This was looking north and the air was dry giving us clear viewing.
|Mark got going on our cooking fire while camp was set up.|
|He had to shield the wind with a rock wall.|
|Bella supervised the mushroom cooking|
while the potatoes roasted near the coals.
You can't really see this but our tent was anchored to rocks !
|Mark fired his penny stove...|
|...while Arly fired up his $5.99 Whisperlite.|
|Kathy had Mark make up a steak cooking fork.|
|Dinner's served! Steak roasted directly on the coals -|
best you'll ever taste.
|Steak & taters plus mushrooms for a healthy touch|
Hummmm we ate good!
|Steak, cous cous, carrots, and red wine for a healthy touch|
|They had to relax a while before they could eat s'mores.|
|Me and Bella got dish duty...we didn't mind.|
|As the sun went down, Kathy broke out the Port.|
|Ya, this spot was really something. This was looking NW at the Huron and Keweenaw bays.|
|Hey! I saw a meteor!|
|We all went to bed after 1:00 waiting for the peak|
meteor shower, which was more of a drizzle.
In the morning we had breakfast (kibble again!) in the breeze.
|Me and Bella had to wrestle a little of course.|
|Time to head down the hill.|
|The 2-leggeds dropped their packs to scale up this peak along the way.|
|Mark tells us about the one that got away.|
|We had the best adventure ever!|
I can't wait until we camp out again...maybe you can join us too!