I went camping over the weekend in New Hampshire with my husband & some of his work friends. We were originally planning to camp along the Kancamagus Highway, which is very pretty, but all the campgrounds were full.
Thankfully, a couple of the campground managers told us about this hidden gem down the road in the National Forest area. You pay $20 a car per weekend and you can camp along this dirt road in the forest. This was much more our style than camping at a campground next to a bunch of people.
We picked a site that had the river running right through it! We actually had to cross this many times since we decided to pitch out tent on the other side of the river. It was a little difficult to cross at night (and I did kind of fall in). Still totally worth it.
We ended up eating a lot, playing some card games, having some drinks, and just having a great time hanging outside. The sound of the river was so peaceful at all times of the day. It really drowned out the noise of life.
On Saturday, we went on a hike at a nearby trail. The hike was so neat. We had to cross the water a few more times, and it got pretty steep.
Here’s one of the hairier sections we had to hike up.
Beans came with us and was such a little trooper. Don’t let this picture fool you, though. He walked himself the whole time.
The view at the top was only partial, so there was no big area to see the whole mountain range. But this was still pretty awesome.
And here was Beans Sunday morning as we were getting ready to pack up. He did not want to get out in the brisk morning air.
New Hampshire is such a pretty state, and I’m so thankful we got the chance to get away, get some fresh air, and be away from life’s responsibilities for a while.
Hope you all had a great weekend & have a happy Monday!
Questions for You:
- What’s something you can’t stand for people to put down? For me, it’s camping. Almost any time I mention I like camping, many people think it’s an opportunity for them to tell me how horrible they think it is. Not really sure why?
- Would you rather hike, bike, swim, or run?