Just like real wilderness survival people

Adam and I went camping in the Uinta Mountains with this very cute and wonderful couple in our ward, Jordan and Allie Wright:
We went trekking through the wilderness and found this cute place to set up our tent, which was nice:
But then we found THIS place, next to this gorgeous lake, so we relocated our tents:
Who knew that Utah could be so green? We were a mile away from the road, out in the middle of nature! We built our own fire pits and forged our own pathways through the trees; having never been in Boy Scouts I had never done that before. Although, I must admit, if I never have to go pee out in the middle of nature ever again, I will not be heartbroken.
The boys built a fire and the girls watched:
And we roasted marshmallows:
The boys concocted a way to build a small raft to float in the lake:
And then they made it (this is not the finished product, but there are no good pictures of the finished raft):
Sleeping next to a lake + no bug spray= LOTS of bug bites.
Allie came home with 96 BITES! 96! As in, four less than one hundred.
But on the second day of camping, Jordan saw a group leaving their campsite and he asked them if we could buy some bug spray from them, they just gave it to us for free (kind people!) and we rejoiced:
We played Phase 10 (locked up in our tent, away from the mosquitos that had doubled in number once the sun set. They swarmed at the door of the tent, just waiting for it to be unzipped and they could come and attack us-- this was before the bug spray):
And we hiked:
And sat on rocks:

And it was fun!

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