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*1. delaware water gap

*1. delaware water gap

perched on the banks of the delaware river. sounds of the river could be heard in the quiet summer night.


*2. hidden in the green mountains

*2. hidden in the green mountains

a trip to vermont with our tent... a small campsite we went to often. this particular time we set up the old tent inside a wooden lean-to. probably around 1998ish?


*3. setting up camp in VT

*3. setting up camp in VT

another shot from a vermont weekend


*4. hiking

*4. hiking

day hiking along the AT in VT near killington MT. wandering along the trail but never too far from our tent back at camp.


*5. paddling the tent out in the San Juan Islands

*5. paddling the tent out in the San Juan Islands

probably my all time favorite camping experience was this trip to the san juan islands. we flew our tent out to the west coast then joined up with a guided adventure tour/group to kayak and camp for a few days. a true adventure. we took with us only what we could fit in the nooks of our kayaks, including of course our tent.


*6. half dome

*6. half dome

this could have been the trip that i got the least amount of sleep in the tent. before we set out to yosemite in CA, our friends made sure to tell me every bear encounter story that they knew. i laid in the tent all night listening to every rustle i heard afraid it would be a bear... the next morning we set out on one of the most amazing and challenging hikes every - half dome.


*7. at the top of half dome

*7. at the top of half dome

taking a break to enjoy the view - miles above and beyond our tent. (i think we left it back at the campsite, rolled up inside a protective bear box)


*8. early sping getatway - northern VT

*8. early sping getatway - northern VT

i remember this trip up in northern vermont being very cold and full of big flies. i think the temperature at night was about 40 degrees inside our nylon shelter. couldn't imagine being there without our tent that weekend - kept out the chilly night air and the flies.


*9. roadtrip to maine

*9. roadtrip to maine

in 2002 we took a very long roadtrip up to maine with just a rough itinerary. our first night we stayed right on the water. in the morning i awoke, in the tent, with the sun and a non-stop motor noise... it turned out to be the lobstermen tending to their traps. we went down to watch them and the rising sun...


10. destination anywhere

10. destination anywhere

in the tent at acadia national park - checking the maps and making a plan...


10a. journal page

10a. journal page

on every camping trip i bring along a camping journal to write in and a bag of colored pencils. many times i'll do a lot of writing at the end of the day with a flashlight in the tent. aside from writing i try to include little bits of ephemera from the excursion.


11b. of course on that camping trip there were lighthouses a plenty

11b. of course on that camping trip there were lighthouses a plenty


12. tent with a view

12. tent with a view

one of the best campsites i've been to... should i dare say where in maine it is??? or do i keep it a secret? i never wanted to leave. this was very remote and very cool. ahhhhh...


12a. travel log

12a. travel log

notes from maine trip 2002


13. enjoying the ride

13. enjoying the ride

that's our tent. rolled up in the back seat. waiting to get to the next campground on that same maine trip.


14. on tour...

14. on tour...

summer 2004. probably one of the weirdest places we ever camped was in someone's backyard. when a deluge of rain flooded out phish's last concert - we were able to find camping a few miles away in a vermont local's yard, with many other fans, and walked a few miles (with margaret in her stroller) to get to the show.


15. another from the festival

15. another from the festival

just another one for the heck of it...


16. white mountains

16. white mountains

summer of 2005 took us to the white mountains for the first time with the tent. we stayed a few nights at jigger johnson.


17. breakfast

17. breakfast

cooking up something for breakfast.


18. hanging around

18. hanging around

not far from our tent you can usually find this portable hammock. good for drinking tea, journalling, outdoor naping, fishing for gnomes...


18a. journal page

18a. journal page

from new hampshire


18b. down by the riverside

18b. down by the riverside

sketch done in journal while hanging out by the swift river in NH


18c. notes

18c. notes

another journal page from NH


19. everything tastes better with a headlamp.

19. everything tastes better with a headlamp.

here we arrived at our campground in the catskills in NY a little late. after the sun went down. so for dinner we needed something quick and easy - cheese sandwiches and headlamps.


20. on the trail

20. on the trail

simple and quiet hike off of our campground


21. walking meditation

21. walking meditation

i remember this hike being very quite...


22. packing up

22. packing up

the last time we used this tent. this was taken just before we broke everything down and packed up to head home...