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Backyard camp out


mushdogs

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Took Friday off and my son and I went camping. We stayed close to home so my wife could join us in the evenings, as she had to work.
When I say back yard camp out, this is our back yard:
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Look for the reddish brown 2 story with the old Ford tractor parked out front. Promise it’s right there in the upper middle of the pic. 🤣

Spent a nice couple of days relaxing at one of our favorite dispersed campsites, cooking, reading and playing cribbage.
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Sunday morning we saddled up and climbed the Entiat Ridge to Sugarloaf Peak National Forest Service Fire Lookout. We explored the burn scars from the 2018 Cougar Creek Fire. My son and I spent time on that fire when it encroached our community.
My favorite pic is this hillside scar so covered in Stony Ground Lupine it’s purple:
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We stopped at the lookout for a few photos. We were at 5,794 feet. The burn scar surrounding the lookout is from the 1994 Tyee Creek Fire.
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It was blowing, cold and began hailing, so we decided to drive down to a more protected spot called French Corral to coffee up and have a quick lunch before taking the nearest canyon to pavement and home.
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It was a good weekend, and we were never further than 6-7 miles from home as the crow flies. Hell of a back yard. 😉
 
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Fantastic pics. Thanks for sharing them. Looks like a helluva good time. (y)
Only a 2 hour drive over Stevens from your neck of the woods. You should head over. The rest of the Puget Sound Basin seems to be here already. 🤣
 
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I really should. The wife is dire need of a break. All the nonsense is stressing her out, and that area looks to be beautiful and relaxing. (y)
The developed state and FS campgrounds around Lake Wenatchee and Leavenworth have been packed on the weekends since they opened back up. Dispersed is the way to go. If you’re going to head over this way PM me and I’ll let you know some good places.
 
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The developed state and FS campgrounds around Lake Wenatchee and Leavenworth have been packed on the weekends since they opened back up. Dispersed is the way to go. If you’re going to head over this way PM me and I’ll let you know some good places.
Thanks, Chief. I appreciate that. (y)
 
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Looks like fun. Whose Jeep is faster?
Probably mine. I have a lead foot as it is. The spawn is much more conservative. I tell him he’d obviously been kidnapped by aliens and replaced with a replicant at some point, as my real son would have immediately challenged me to a race the moment he’d bought a Jeep. 👽
 

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That's some back yard...Id hate to mow it lol
Great pics though...a bit of R and R is time well spent.
 
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That lookout on sugarloaf is where we used to try (usually make it) to get to in snow runs. I haven’t been there in years though
 
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That lookout on sugarloaf is where we used to try (usually make it) to get to in snow runs. I haven’t been there in years though
It’s nice in the winter atop the ridge when you’re above the clouds in the sunshine. There’s a few nice bowls and hill climbs up there. When I was still running sled dogs I’d take a 12-14 dog team all the way up to the lookout and back down for the challenge.
 
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