This is Jessica & I in my apartment getting ready to leave with all of our stuff! People made fun of me for bringing that teddy bear--it's just my pillow!
On the car ride up :)
Corey, Matt, & Mitchell
Of course we had to make a pit stop at McDonald's for dinner because, let's face it, we're not REAL campers... we're just bored students on an adventure.
Me, Jessi, & Corey
Oh and then we had to make another pit stop at Arby's because... the guys were still hungry
Jessi, Me, & Jillie
It was sooooo dang cold the three of us just got into one of the cars and sat with the heater on while the guys set the tents up & built a fire
Derek & Robert
Thanks guys! :)
Derek & Corey were SUPER happy to help!
The next morning a lot of people went back home but about 10 of us continued up the mountain to Peppersauce Cave--which is WAY awesome--and went spelunking!
Here's the entrance to the cave. You have to hike up the side of a wash to get to it. Once you find the cave you must crouch & slide in because the opening is only about 3 1/2 feet high. I don't even know how anyone would've found it in the first place!
Sadly I don't have any pictures of us in the cave... yet, but I found this one on Google of a guy sliding through this "rabbit hole" that we crawled under too. We hiked the cave about a mile in and found the lake in the very back! They still have no idea how deep it is--I can't believe people actually swim in that thing! Yikes!
The whole caving adventure was SO MUCH FUN but the most important detail is that we were covered in mud and dirt by the time we got out... I think it's pretty obvious, but to anyone who has not been a child:
dirt & mud = a good time!
Gavin Family Reunion 2009 anyone? :)