Friday, August 3, 2012

Girls' Camp

Hey, this is Randy . . .
I had a great time at girls' camp this week. That's right, I have 3 boys and I spent time at our ward's girls' camp. I guess that's what you get when you have summers off.

I saw some pretty amazing things. First, on the drive up to Payson Lakes where the camp was held, I saw a doe and her two tiny fawns, still with spots on their coats. I longed for Dax and Mark to be there. They love that kind of thing.

Then, I saw 5 ruffed grouse playing in the bushes. This is only the second time I've seen what we used to call "pine hens" and the first time was at least 20 years ago.

By the lake I saw a mother duck and her 5 baby ducklings. Again, I wished for my boys to see them. They were still gray with yellow stripes.

Finally, on the hike, I saw something I don't ever remember seeing in Utah before. We were hiking along the Loafer Mountain trail and a black bear rumbled across the path. All 25 girls (and about 6 leaders) screamed, and he lumbered off into the woods. It was pretty exciting in a "frightened teenager" sort of way.
This is a stock photo, but that's actually about what I saw.
I think everyone was too afraid to pull out a camera.


  1. I have to say, that's a little terrifying! Kiy and Kacy had fun at girls' camp too. They just got back a couple of hours ago.

  2. Only you would see all that stuff at girls camp. At my girls camps we saw mosquitos and that's it. Glad the bear ran away.


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