Monday, 26 March 2012

March 28th-29th, 2010

We had to share a bottle of 5-Hour Power to keep ourselves from falling asleep, but we managed to get to Lake Mead in one piece.

It was still fairly early in the morning when we found a spot to pitch our tent.  We fell asleep as soon as we laid our heads down.

We woke up at around 1:00 in the afternoon sweating in our sleeping bags because it was so hot.  We made this makeshift shelter to keep out of the sun because staying inside the tent was unbearable.

To help pass the time, we decided to do a little “house cleaning”.  Amanda takes all the credit for this one; I was just posing for the picture.  She made the broom using a branch and small sticks.

The next day we went for a dip and bathed in the lake (using biodegradable soap of course).  The water was freezing cold, but very refreshing.  Amanda couldn’t go another day without washing her hair because it was so greasy.  I teased her by calling her “grease monkey”.  I felt bad afterwards and helped wash her hair. 

The temperature cooled quite significantly as the sun went down.

We managed to spot a stray coyote from a distance using the monocular.  It was scavenging for food at a nearby trailer

Earlier today we had gone out to get some water and a pack of hot dogs to compliment tonight’s campfire

I’m pretty sure I ended up burning my tongue

Amanda is better at waiting for her food to cool down than I am

50 km

Degreased and refreshed.
Hot dogs on an open fire.
Coyote finds its meal.

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