Lately we’ve been driving on some un-maintained dirt roads in locations without cell service. The farther down the road we go, we both quietly think to ourselves what if something happens.
Yesterday I finally said something. After work, we drove about 10 miles down this perfectly graveled Forest Service road (pictured above) and then another 6 miles down a pretty bumpy and rutted dirt road. It turned out Brian was thinking along the same lines. He was wondering where our jack was located, while I was thinking about how far we would have to walk to find a house that would have someone home. I was also hungry.
At least we brought water and had Curtis with us. After Brian read The Devil’s Highway we always bring water. Yesterday, we agreed that we should also always have food as well, and maybe someday we should get an emergency locator beacon.
Our worries were for nothing, if not some good planning in the future. We also found another lake with free camping.
Dinner Last Night:
When we got home from our adventure I made Black Eyed Pea and Mung Bean Stew for the second time. Every time I smell turmeric, I can’t get over how much I love it. I need more recipes that use it.
2013 Cost of Camping:
73 nights paid camping
137 nights free camping
210 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1,822.48
Daily average cost of camping: $8.68