WasatchWill

Jun 16, 2015

Father Son Campout - 2015

Every year our local church congregation sponsors a father-sons campout.  My 2 (almost 3) year old boy, Lennox, is of the age to really start enjoying them now.  

Day 1
Friday - June 5, 2015

Each year, we typically find ourselves returning to a campground up Hobble Creek Canyon out of Springville called Jolley's Ranch.  This year was no different.  It offers great amenities that provide fun for all ages: Open fields, frisbee golf course, horseshoes, a creek, and a playground among others.

After work, I picked up Lennox and off we went to join the guys.  We had a hot dog dinner and followed that up with some time out on the playground.






On the way back from the playground, Lennox couldn't resist the urge to throw a few rocks into the creek. (See video)

Upon returning to camp, we sat down to the fire and did the traditional marshmallow roast and s'mores.











For bed, I wanted to try Lennox out in a hammock and see how he would do.  Setting them up attracted much attention and interest from the others in our group.  I let Lennox have my DIY hammock which has a full bug net zipped onto it and double-layer fabric for holding a sleeping pad or other insulation.






I recently picked up a Grand Trunk Ultralight for a variety of reasons.  I wanted to test out an under-quilt I made with an emergency blanket.  The temperature never got too cold, so it all worked out quite well for me.  


Day 2
Saturday - June 6, 2015


Lennox seemed to sleep well for a couple hours before waking up in the middle of the night and was apparently a bit claustrophobic or otherwise uncomfortable.  At that point I laid him in a little youth tent I had set up where he slept well the rest of the way.




We woke up to a bit of a sprinkle, but nothing too bad.  Most everyone was pretty quick to pack up and head back home or to other commitments they had for their Saturday. 

Likewise, we did the same. 

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Will Will lives at the footsteps of Utah's famed Wasatch Mountains. He enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, sports, running, vegetable gardening, nature, food, photography, art, and spending time with his wife and kids.

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