Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My last backpacking trip of the summer. Naturalists Basin.

I took a picture like this last year before we went backpacking in the Uintas so we decided to make it a tradition. I love the wilderness. In small doses. This was the last backpacking trip of the summer for the combination of Phil and Briana (Phil went on at least one more).

When we neared our campsite we saw fish jumping out of this river and we decided to try to catch them.

It is hard to tell from this picture, but this fish is huge. My hands just got in the way of it's massive body.

It is beautiful in the Uintas.

Cooking dinner as the same time as being dinner for the swarms of mosquitoes. You should have seen us eating dinner. The mosquitoes were so numerous and insane that we couldn't stand still and you had to make sure you weren't eating any when you took a bite of food. Delightful creatures.

After a rough night of sleep (the moon was full and incredibly bright) we decided to take a hike around Naturalists Basin. Every lake in the basin was named for a naturalist. This waterfall was so gorgeous.

These are the lakes that we slept by the night before.

basin lake

another lake in the basin. What a beautiful part of the world. I am glad Phil is so adventurous. I probably say that a lot. But it is true. He shows me so many new places that I would never go to on my own. Hiking is his passion and I think that is awesome. I walk into the room where I expect to find him studying chemistry but I find him with a huge map on his lap. And I laugh but deep down I just find it so cute.

We were so exhausted on the way home (we hiked about 10 miles that day). We stopped for a little refueling...

at this awesome restaurant. The burger that Phil ordered was the bomb.

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