Sundays are usually lazy for me. Who am I kidding---every day is lazy when you're not working at a Real Job.
There was a crazy rainstorm that passed through last night. Of course it rained-- because it was our first night in the tent. We had a small leak (the wind blew the rain fly back off one end) but nothing I couldn't sleep through! ha As we were going to sleep we heard another/or the same coyote howling and then it rained for a couple hours, hard. It was a relief after the past couple of pretty hot days (in the 90s---we former-PDXers aren't used to the heat!).
We took a walk down to the river this morning and it was higher from the rainfall and we saw several logs getting carried downstream---not a good day to be a kayaker.
After we did some outside work this morning (including re-setting my earwig trap---some critter removed it last night) we drove up river to scout camping sites. We wanted to find a place where we wouldn't have to have the dogs tied up, otherwise we'd be constantly untangling/separating them. We found one campground in particular that was really nice with some shady tent spots and quick river access.
Keith definitely got in the camping mood and got his Gazeteers out when we got home to plan a trip for us into the Gospel Hump Wilderness. But that will have to wait until later this summer, probably late July or August, because the snow pack is still above normal (pdf). I guess that gives us plenty of time to get in shape with our packs so we can hike down into Moores Lake.
We stopped at the Wilderness Cafe on the way home for lunch and we all ate like little piggies.