A few months ago, Holly had decided that we needed to go on a camping trip over the 24th of July weekend. I had Friday the 23rd off and she didn’t work at all that weekend so she thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get away. For reasons that I can’t seem to remember at the moment, the camping trip for the 24th got moved up a few weeks leaving us with a three-day weekend full of nothing to do. Sure, there are plenty of things that need to be done around the house, but where is the fun in doing chores over a holiday weekend? After a quick call to invite my sister, Chelsea, it was decided that the Zohners would once again travel into the mountains.
Because our camping trip was planned only a few weeks ahead, we didn’t have a lot of options on where we could go. After looking at a lot of different campsites online, we finally settled on Iron Mine near Duchesne. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that it is in the same canyon as Hades which, thanks to awesome fishing, is one of my favorite places to camp.
Speaking of fishing, we went to our favorite spot on the Duchesne River to wet our lines for a bit. There was something different this time though. I’m not sure if the water was higher than it has been in years past or if the beaver dam had been dismantled. Either way, the water was flowing freely and much faster than normal so the fishing wasn’t great. We all had fun though as we were reminded why it’s called “fishing” and not “catching”.
Once we were done fishing, it was time to get out the guns. Last year when I took the kids shooting, Alex was the only one who wanted to give it a try. This year, Emma and Hannah decided that they needed to get in on the action and stop watching their brother have all the fun. Alex and Emma were able to shoot my .22 pistol and all three kids had a lot of fun shooting my Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. You’ll be happy to know that no eyes were shot out. We ended up putting about 80 rounds through the .22, another 40 through my 9mm, and countless through the BB gun. Both Emma and Alex had a blast and seem to have caught the shooting bug.
Other than the things I’ve already mentioned, there really isn’t a lot to say about the trip other than my mom came up for one night. Holly and I both wondered if she would once she realized that we were actually going into the mountains but she didn’t let us down. It was a lot of fun to see her roughing it in the middle of nowhere. I’m not sure that she realized just how much we enjoy camping before seeing it with her own eyes but we’re glad that she was actually able to see it with her own eyes.