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Pedestal Rocks
April 4, 2004

What's a camping trip without some kind of little problem? This time our air mattress decided to start leaking, so in the middle of the night Stacey and I found that either our hips or tailbones were resting on hard ground while everything else was elevated by a half-full air mattress. Then Cliff and I got out of bed at the crack of dawn and the reduced pressure meant that Stacey and Grant were basically on hard ground everywhere.
I built a much-needed fire and made some even more-needed coffee then set off to reshoot some of my flower photos, while Brad and Cliff stayed to play with the fire. I came back an hour later to find everyone up and breakfast waiting for me.
Then we all got in the trucks and headed up to Pedestal Rocks. I've been waiting almost a full year to see the place. Last May when I was there the fog and foliage hid much of the view. Pedestal Rocks is way too amazing for me to try to describe. It's one of our state's most miraculous natural wonders, and if you haven't seen it you owe it to yourself to make a visit.
We had lunch at the picnic table near the parking area, then made the short drive so everybody could see Falling Water Falls. I had planned to shoot video there too, but there was a family having a picnic right beside the waterfall and I didn't think they'd want a camcorder pointed at them.
By the time we got back to the campground, took down camp, loaded the trucks and drove home it was nearly 5 p.m. I know I was worn out from the weekend's adventure, but it was a great first camping trip of the year and I look forward to many more just like it.
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