Ethan’s First Camping Experience

Strawberry Wilderness
Strawberry Wilderness in eastern Oregon

Last week, we packed up the Subaru and made our way to eastern Oregon where we experienced three days/two nights of wonderful eastern Oregon beauty. Personally, I find eastern Oregon to be more enriching and exciting than western Oregon. Laura is more keen to the coast and Ethan just goes with the flow.

Prior to our departure, we purchased our first family tent; the Sierra Design Bedouin Annex 4+2. This tent proved to be a great tent that allowed Ethan to roll around without getting too dirty. In addition, we bought a Coleman queen size air mattress. Oh yeah! I love my backpacking air mattress pads, but we’re car camping. If we have the room then throw it on in.

We camped at Strawberry Campground on the Malheur National Forest. The trailhead to Strawberry Lake is located here. The lake lies in the Strawberry Wilderness and is a beautiful sight. We did a 5-mile hike to the lake and base of Strawberry Falls where Laura and I enjoyed them, but Ethan slept the entire time we were there.

Overall, it was a great trip for the family. We look forward to going out again, but perhaps when Ethan is walking around. Enjoy the photos.

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  1. Hi Brett & Laura,

    Missy, Sam and kids are over visiting us this weekend and we went in and looked at your pictures. Ethan sure is cute -looks like his Grandpa Sam. We’re having a 60th anniversary party at our house tomorrow for Dick’s mom and dad. We have about 50 some people coming. Should be fun. If you’re ever in Sweet Home, look us up.

    Thanks for sharing your pics! Aunt Joyce

  2. Sounds like you guys had a great time, and looks like it from the pictures too! I just took Sesen on her first camping trip for the fourth of July weekend at the beach. She loved it and we are going again this weekend, closer to Mt. Hood this time though. I agree with Laura though, I perfer the West side of Oregon! 🙂

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