Camping Trip!

Just got back from 3 days of pack-in camping with my lovely wife and our stalwart pooch at Yellow River State Forest in NE Iowa. Lovely trip. So much hiking, some fishing, lots of fun. And now, pictures!

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My 50lb pack and new hat, plus bonus Stanley. Carried that thing about 3 miles to the camp site. (The pack, not Stanley. He was awesome, more on him later.) The lovely wife’s pack was 40lbs, by the way.

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The ford we had to cross wearing my 50lb pack. The water in the Little Paint Creek was so clear and cold. Beautiful.

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Setting up camp.

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Stanley was such a trooper on the hiking trails. I can’t do the math on how many more steps he took than me. I went 15 miles on Thursday alone. What that’s like for a stubby-legged Corgi, I can’t imagine. But not one whine from that pup. Also, beautiful view from the overlook. You can barely see the Big Paint Campground in the middle of the picture.

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And here are various shots of the fish we found in the Little Paint Creek and me vainly attempting to hook them. Still had fun.

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