“Founded in 1994, Lula Lake Land Trust (LLLT) is dedicated to the mission of preserving the natural and historic landscapes surrounding Rock Creek and Bear Creek, and their tributaries, through conservation, education, and low impact recreation.”
Sometimes I come across certain photos on Instagram and drool about one day saving enough money to visit. These locations are usually somewhere in Norway, or Tokyo and most certainly not within my budget’s reach. So imagine my surprise when I learned about the Lula Lake Land Trust. Not only was it a massive, photo-worthy waterfall, it was also just 2 hours away!
I had been bitten by the camping bug a long time ago– no not a mosquito or a tick… I’m talking about that urge one gets to pack up and head north until you see rolling blue ridges that seem to go on forever. The type of urge that makes a person sleep outside, even when it’s 28 degrees. The type of urge that makes you leave the comfort of your Purple mattress, only to replace it with a $30 Coleman sleeping cot. So of course I started planning the next camping trip as soon as our good friend Jackie mentioned that she’d love to go camping with us again. I’m sure she thought sometime in the Spring, certainly not while it’s below freezing outside… Jackie wasn’t aware that I’d been bitten by that bug.
We arrived in the early evening on Friday night, set up camp, and quickly got to camping. Beers were cracked open, wine was poured, campfires were made, and all was right with the world. It was around midnight that we first felt the ice pellets fall, then watched as they turned to proper snow flakes. The storm passed by just as soon as it had arrived, though we all cherished the novelty of having camped in the snow. It might have only been a dusting, but it still counts right?
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