Friday, October 16, 2015

Ladiga Campground with Team Chimbomba

I have been a little behind in my posting. My family,and my friends who are like family, went on a camping trip on labor day weekend. With summer having come to an end, and school beginning, we all needed a little time away.

The Chief Ladiga campground is a really nice private campground located at the crossing of the Pinhoti and Ladiga Trails and Terrepin Creek. We hiked a couple miles to the top of Oakey Mountain, located just to the south of camp.

The top of the mountain was a rocky area.

About a hundred yards later we arrived at the the shelter.

We spent some time there, then walked back down the hill. We cooked some dinner upon our return.

We didn't take as many pictures after that, as we were busy spending time together. Our group of people is truly an amazing team. I can't wait until we are all back together again.

Autumn Drive in the Forest

Late Summer at Turnipseed

Mike, Devon, and myself went camping at Turnipseed in the late summer.

We are odd people, and I think that's great. It was a fun trip where we all got to talk and get to know each other better.

We ate dinner and went to bed, but almost as soon as we got in our beds, a fellow a few campsites over began playing the guitar. I didn't think much of it at first, but as the night wore on his singing got louder, and worse. He sounded very drunk, and didn't stop yelling until 3am. This is a risk one has to take when sleeping in a developed campground.

The next morning, we packed up and headed to Lake Chinabee. There we payed a small fee, which they made sure we didn't forget.

We walked north from there, following the trail along the creek toward's Devil's Den. 

It is a beautiful place, if often a little crowded. I think that is good though, as it means people are out enjoying nature. It was not crowded when we were there, early in the morning. 

After that, we returned home. It was a lot of fun, and the unpleasant night gave us a story to tell.