Summer Camping Trip 2013

We’re going back to Ohiopyle! This was a Friday-Sunday weekend trip.
Park site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ohiopyle/
Campground map: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_003522.pdf

Activities List:

http://www.fallingwater.org/
http://kentuckknobs.com/
http://www.michaelmccumber.com/subjects/cucumberfalls/
http://www.cometoohiopyle.com/family-activities/natural-waterslides.html
http://www.laurelhighlands.com/activities/Zipline
http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferncliff_Peninsula_Natural_Area
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Highlands_Hiking_Trail#Laurel_Highlands_Hiking_Trail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Necessity

Cucumber Falls at Dusk with Autumn Color PictureWet weather camping notes:

  • Put things in ziplocs/ garbage bags then put them inside of your backpacks/duffel bags
  • Put things you will use together in the same bag

Gear:

For any adventure in the woods the top 3 things to bring are common sense, proper clothing, and then it’s a toss up between extra water and a whistle (it’s okay to bring both)

  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag / blankets
  • A pillow
  • Camping/ folding chair
  • A warm jacket/ sweatshirt, a warm hat
  • Sunglasses and/ or a hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A water bottle
  • A whistle
  • Rain/ water-shedding jacket or poncho
  • Standard toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo/ soap, medications, etc.
  • Bug screen
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer, wet wipes

Cooking Gear:

  • Propane fuel canisters (camping stove)
  • Firewood = 3-4 packages

Food/ Supplies:

  • WATER: everyone needs own supply, extra case of water, 2Ls of tap for washing up
  • Eggs (1-2 breakfasts worth)
  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Turkey bacon
  • Sausage (1-2 packs)
  • Syrup
  • PB&Js
  • Bread
  • Salmon
  • Hotdogs + buns
  • Chili
  • Spaghetti
  • Sweet potato hash
  • Potatoes
  • Veggies (bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, etc.)
  • Apple Pie
  • S’mores
  • Bananas and chocolate chips
  • Oranges
  • Muffin/Brownie/ Cinnabon mix
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Apple Cider
  • Milk (1 qt, 2%)
  • Butter
  • Snacking edibles (apples, carrots, peanut butter, extra bananas)
  • Utensils 
  • Cups, plates


This was one of the larger party camping trips complete with 2 dogs!
I think it also rain a ton on this trip so all our fun activities were postponed/ cancelled as we took refuge under many tarps. My friend tried out her low-tech but totally awesome build a fire in the rain with wet wood skills … totally worked!!

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