Category Archives: Camping

Colonial Creek Campground

Here’s one from the Colonial Creek Campground in North Cascades National Park, Washington. There are a couple of walk-in sites that are right next to this creek and others in the trees along the Diablo Lake shore. Pretty nice.

For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. Luke 17:24

Colonial Creek Campground

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Tieton River

We camped over in the Rimrock Lake, WA area alongside the Tieton River last weekend. It was my first time out in that area and I was expecting it to be more dry being in Eastern Washington. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of trees and there were a couple pretty large lakes all right next to each other. It was a really cool area. The only problem was that there were a lot of people and most of the good camping spots were taken. We did manage to find one off a forest road that was away from the crowds and right next to the Tieton River. Here’s a shot of the river a little before sunset.

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand” – Isaiah 64:8

Tieton River

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Lake Roosevelt Sunrise

I camped out at Lake Roosevelt, Washington over Memorial Day and headed out one morning for sunrise. The birds were so loud once the sun started rising that by the time 4:30 AM rolled around I was already pretty awake. I really only had one morning where I could shoot the sunrise so there was no way I was going back to sleep. I’m glad I ventured out. It was such a nice morning and I had a great time wandering around taking photos. When I was finished and heading back to the campsite I was walking back on a grassy trail pondering things and I stepped probably a foot away from a snake sunbathing in the early morning sun. I didn’t even notice it until I was mid stride which made me jump a little. That area is known for rattlesnakes so it was more than likely a rattler. I thanked God for watching over me because that could have really ruined my morning amongst other things.

“Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor” – Isaiah 60:21

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Campside Forest

There’s nothing better than camping somewhere scenic especially when you can start shooting right out of your tent. I was lucky enough to find a such a campsite during my last camping trip at Silver Springs Campground which is located off highway 410 just before you enter Mount Rainier National Park. With the river, streams, and forest there were plenty of things to shoot. Good times.

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord” – Psalm 31:24

Campside Forest

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In The Lake

Okay I wasn’t in the lake when I took this picture but it kind of looks like it. This is Pray Lake at Two Medicine Lake Campground in Glacier National Park, Montana.

In The Lake

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Sinopah

A tighter shot of Sinopah which is one of the mountains surrounding Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana. Sinopah checks in at a height of 8, 271 feet.

Sinopah

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Camp Curtis

After a long 8 hour hike (6 hours of it was like hiking up a ski slope) and a sleepless night I found myself not wanting to get up for some sunrise shots. It’s hard to get out of your nice and warm sleeping bag especially when it’s cold out but with some encouragement from my friend who was awake because he was throwing up (it was either from dehydration, altitude, or both) I ventured out for some shots. Now in the summer the sun rises pretty early in Washington so the shot below was at around 4 AM, which is a time that no one should be awake but I’m glad I got up because the sunrise was awesome.

This is taken a couple hundred feet above Camp Curtis in Mount Rainier National Park looking out over the Cascades. Mount Rainer is to my back and Mount Tahoma is to my right. Another thing that was really cool was just as the sun poked above the mountains I could hear a cheer from the people summiting Mt. Rainer.

Camp Curtis

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Camp for the Night

After an 8 hour hike (6 of it up a glacier) this was our camp for the night. While we were digging out our campsite I got pretty cold and it wasn’t until I put on my down jacket, changed my socks, and got into my sleeping bag that I finally got warm.

Here’s a cold weather camping tip I learned from a friend of mine. Take a couple of those hand warmers that you can put in your glove and throw them in the bottom of your sleeping bag. That will keep things (especially your feet) nice and warm.

This is a couple hundred feet above Camp Curtis. Mount Tahoma is the peak you see and Mount Rainier would be about 90 degrees to the right. The Firescades shot was also taken at this location

Camp for the Night

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EarlyMorningSun

The Kalaloch campground is located on the Olympic Penninsula and is about an hour and half south of the Hoh Rainforest. It’s on the bluff overlooking a huge white sand beach. At night the crashing waves drown out the noise of the other campsites, which gives a more secluded feeling. It definitely made my top camping spot list.

Early Morning Sun

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