Monday, March 28, 2016

Camping on North River

We established our camp at the North River campground, fittingly located on the North River, a tributary to the Tellico River. It is about the same width as the creek at our family cabin in Estill Springs, but it is a bit deeper. The facilities are a tent pad, fire ring, picnic tables (Our site had two!), a lantern post, bear-proof garbage cans and vault toilets (glorified outhouses). The campground met our needs quite nicely, and there was plenty of firewood easily available.
This is a good view of our camping area. North River is at the far end of this shot.
Sarah wanted to do some tubing, but her tube failed her, losing air far too quickly to enjoy tubing. We will replace it forthwith.
We didn't see a lot in the way of wildflowers, but I recognized this flower and identified it as a Halberd-Leaved Violet using my Audubon field guide.
We survived on typical camping fare, hamburgers and hotdogs and assorted snack food. This picnic table served as our camp kitchen. Sarah covered the other one with our sleeping bags during the daytime and perched on it to do her finger weaving.