On Friday night, we left our property with the Watsons to find a different place to camp for the weekend. Our first stop was Swan Lake. It was packed. Then we stopped at a nearby lake with camping. Also completely full.
Fortunately for us, the trail-head 13 miles south of Republic has 3 free camp sites and it was deserted. In the morning we hiked up the conveniently located nearby trail.
Saturday morning I made Roasted Tomato, Kale, + Herb Tofu Quiche with Oat Almond Crust. It was quite a bit of work, but really tasty (I didn’t have kale and used chard instead).
2013 Cost of Camping:
73 nights paid camping
157 nights free camping
230 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1,822.48
Daily average cost of camping: $7.92