Camping is really getting too vogue. We had some “lovely” neighbors that brought only a cooler of beer and decided to order pizza from the local gas station and don’t forget the microwaveable popcorn too. What makes this worse is that the campsite consisted of 8 college-aged girls from Ogden, UT. I just about lost it when they HAD, I MEAN HAD, to watch their TV show that evening. After this trip, I’m starting a list of what is NOT camping.
Camping definitely does not consist of doing any of the following:
- Skyping your family and giving them a tour of your “sweet” pad
- Ordering pizza or any food for that matter
- DirectTV or any digital media you brought with you
- Being excited that you have cellular signal
- Videotaping it taking you 30+ minutes to put up your tent, editing your video on a brand new Macbook and then SPENDING THE NIGHT IN A HOTEL BECAUSE YOUR GIRLFRIEND IS “CHILLY”
- Purchasing thousands of dollars of new equipment that does not actually prepare you for the weather / conditions
- Running laps around the campsite in your shorty shorts talking about trying to make negative splits
- Videotaping eating huckleberries like you just found them deep in the wilderness (especially if you spent the night in a hotel and not the tent)
- Complaining that you didn’t bring enough beer and they won’t sell you any because it is a state holiday
We drove up to the Two Medicine lake area (now closed because of a HUGE wildfire) and hiked along the south shore trail. Didn’t see a lot of stuff. The only thing to do in Glacier is hike and it’s nice because you can easily get in a lot of distance. Just don’t forget your bear spray.