This summer we decided to go somewhere new to camp since our last summer's adventure at Big Trees included way too many bees, bears and smoke. We found out from some friends about a place called Scott's Flat Lake which is also where Aaron and Preston went on the Father/Son campout. It's only an hour away from Rocklin and we were so relieved that there were hardly any bees. The bears and smoke were another story...
We had a great campsite, right along the path to hike down to the water. It was wide open below us which was perfect for the boys, and the bears…
I had a really horrible time sleeping and it was especially bad because of the bears in camp. The first night I thought the noises might have just been critters but the next morning every garbage can in camp was turned over into the street. The second night I overheard the ranger tell people he just scared the bear away but he would be back and make sure to put all food and things that looked like food into cars. As we rushed back to our site to put away everything we could hear people in the campsite next door scaring the bear away and the dogs going crazy. Next year I have decided we are not camping in the mountains.
Hanging around camp
On Saturday we got to spend some time down at the lake and
we had a great time even though it was smoky and rocky.
It really was a gorgeous lake.
The boys spent hours playing swords with sticks in the forrest.
Alyssa and her future family :)