Backpack trip: Concession Stand Camp Green Swamp
|The Florida Trail would take us to a camping adventure|
|The beauty of the sand pine forest along the Florida Trail|
|This was the spot I had picked and the fire wood|
|The sun was setting|
|Getting our campfire going|
|Teri was with Kevin but they were going to have leave soon.|
There was also a meteor shower tonight with no moon and cold skies. The absolute perfect combination. I don't know what anyone could want. I did not know about the meteor shower. It happens every year on this date as the earth moves through the remnants of a comet of long ago. Next year I will be better prepared.
|Sunset from the camp|
There was a lake to the west of the camp and another pond in the back. This was a nice backdrop for the setting sun on such a clear winter night in Florida. It was a lot of hard work to get out here but there was no place else I would have rather been. The camp was in a natural valley within the hills. It felt cozy. Simply fantastic.
Kevin and Teri had to go and we said our goodbyes. But before they left, something was calling back to Teri. It sounded like and owl. There is a theory that Bigfoot copies the sounds of nature. Could it have been Bigfoot last night? Wow!
|Our campfire after dark|
We got a special treat that night. Not only did we hear two very loud coyote kills in the darkness but the Geminid meteor shower was tonight. There would be about 120 shooting stars and hour lasting all night. I have an ap on phone that is for star gazing and it will at least line you up with the constilations and planets. I was facing due east and that was were all the action was coming from...the consitlation Gemini.
|It was a sight to see|
|Nick and Rob|
|I will find this sign next time|
|A nice view of the swamps|
This is the morning campfire that we made breakfast on. We boiled water and I cooked hot dogs. Nick bid sausage and bacon. It was so cold last night we did not need ice.