The third un-schooling camping trip of the season was this weekend at Rockport Lake just east of Park City, Utah. Rockport is a nice smaller lake with a bunch of campgrounds and day use areas. Our campsite was pretty cool, low, near the water and surrounded by trees and bushes. The downside is, it was down a hill and a couple hundred feet away from the car. After lugging our stuff down in a wheelbarrow and setting up camp, we met up with the others for a campfire.
At the campfire I pretty much fell asleep after one beer. My already injured ankle was tired from earlier and I knew I wanted to be up late to practice some star photography. So I just let myself drift in and out of sleep. I wasn’t trying to be anti-social, I promise, LOL!
So after the campfire, we headed back to our campsite, shot some starry night sky photos and then lit a small campfire to finish out the night. I was already pretty cold even after two campfires, but that was just the start. The breeze came off the lake all night and brought the already chilly temps down even more and we pretty much froze our asses off over night. After laying there all night freezing, getting muscle cramps, I didn’t end up sleeping at all. Come to find out, no one did 🙁 So in the morning, we decided to blow off the second night of camping, pack up, hump our shit up the hill to the car, and head home. We didn’t even end up day camping at the beach with the rest of the group since we were all dead tired from lack of sleep.
Everyone was bummed out, but we learned our lesson, and we’ll be buying some new modern sleeping bags that are rated down to 30 degrees. So we should be fine for the remaining two group camping trips coming up in September and October.