We’ve just returned from a 4 night trip to Mucho Lake which was both wonderful and challenging. I spent 4 days freezing my butt off, and was relieved to pull into Fort Nelson and its warmer weather! Keeping clothes on Hazel was a full-time job, ha! The weather at Mucho is very fickle and I spent the first two days taking the hammock up and down as the showers came and went. A hammock while camping though guys…game. changer.
Shane’s best friend and his wife met us at Muncho, on a road trip from the Valley and the three of them spend as much time as they could fishing on the lake. We did manage two hikes (which Hazel just loved) and a trip to the Liard Hotsprings. We ate delicious food, even without a fire (dang fire ban), and even though Shane forgot charcoal for his BBQ, lol.
They say camping can reset your circadian rhythm, which means mine was probably pretty good already (10 – 6:00-ish) but whoa boy! Hazel’s!! She slept from 9 – at least 8 EVERY NIGHT!! One time I woke her up at 9:30. I could not believe how different things were. I try and sneak out of bed every morning for a cup of coffee and a chance to wake up before I’m forced into book reading at 5:30 am, so imagine how thrilling it is to have 2-3 hours every morning to do what I want first! One morning I read the last 1/4 of my book! (The Alice Network by the way and it was marvelous) She’s actually still sleeping as I type and it’s incredible.
Anyway, I managed to get a horrible head/chest cold while we were camping, so I’m stuck with sneezes and sniffles right now, but it’s so much nicer to be sick and home than sick and camping. As much as I enjoyed the weekend away, coming home to cell service and warm temperatures is just as lovely.Hazel is sooooo into her Aunty and Uncle.It rained for one entire (long and cold) day.At least we had one s’more! Mucho Lake viewpoint.Pictures never do the landscape justice.This little spot reminded us all of the Valley and looked nothing like the North. I caught my first fish here!A picture at the top of our hike along The Old Alaska Highway Trail. This lake is beautiful and very cold. This girl loved swinging in the hammock with her mama.