Camping in Idyllwild, CA!

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Sean and I went camping in the most beautiful California mountain town called Idyllwild. It was a 3 hour drive south of the LA area, right up in the mountains. We spent two nights there and it was freezing cold but very lovely.

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Our tent was the coziest place to be when the temperature reached the 30s at night. Back home in Burbank, it was in the 90s this same week.

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Sean took this trip as an opportunity to polish his campfire-making skills. By the end, I think he got pretty good. I still did a terrible job roasting my soy hot dog, but I think that’s more on me than on him.

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On the second day, we went on the most incredible hike we’ve been on so far. It was 7 miles total through beautiful pine trees and mountain views.

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This is me on the top. It was more arduous than hikes we usually go on, and by the top, I don’t know if either of us was sure we were going to make it down. The downhill ended up being way easier (surprise surprise) and the whole thing was very rewarding.

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This is Sean sitting on a rock in a cloud. The cliff drops steeply off the side down so far I was scared to get very close. Sean doesn’t share my fear of heights.

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One night I left the tent in the dark and to look up at the stars and they were stupendous. I can’t remember the last time I saw so many stars. It feels like magic, being in a place like that. We had such a fun time on this trip and can’t wait for our camping trip next month.

 

Until next time,

Spencer

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