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Mike and I have been married for 10 years now, and luckily we still like each other! We've been together for over 15 years and we've spent it traveling, backpacking, climbing, skiing, triathloning, marathoning, sailing, eating, and going on as many adventures as possible. We now have two beautiful boys, Sam & Charlie, and we couldn't be more excited about seeing a whole new world through their eyes in the years to come!

Monday, July 20, 2009

2009 Blommer 4th of July Backpacking Trip

As always, this year's Blommer 4th of July Backpacking Trip was a blast!! We had a record turn out 19 people and 3 dogs!

We had 7 kids with us this year, so we decided to make the trip easy. We hiked one mile to Wall Lake in the Uintas, and despite the short distance from civilization, it was BEAUTIFUL!! We had great weather, and the activities included fishing, rock climbing, hiking around the lake, cooking, and hanging out around the fire.

Thanks everyone for coming and making it such a great trip!

P.S. Wheeler's, it was so great to have you there, but unfortunately we didn't end up with any pictures of you to post. Sorry about that! We'll make up for it next year!



Whitmers getting ready for the long hike in! Jeff carried in a 12 man circus tent, and a kid!







This is Sam in his third generation sleeping bag. It was first used by his Grandpa Eric when he was a baby!















Dave carried in so much gear that he looked like this! He even took two trips! We were all grateful though because he made some delicious dutch and backpacker oven meals for everyone! I'm not kidding, the food was incredible. He made BBQ chicken, peach cobbler, crepes (pictured below), pizza, and more!







You can see Mike's sister Amy in the background here. She had a blast! She did the most rock climbing of the group, and she caught the biggest fish!



Here's Aaron getting ready to do some scenic fishing!

What a great trip! Remember everyone is invited for next year too!

5 comments:

Anthony and Kristie said...

Looks like fun, your pictures are always so amazing. Can't you throw in some normal amateur pictures every now and then so I don't think my blog pictures are horrible:)

Ireland Fam said...

Mike, you are incredible. Your pictures always take my breath away.

Susie said...

amen to what kristie and trish said. That looks like a perfect mnt. escape. awesome. I want some crepes now...

Whitney said...

Oooh that looks like it was so much fun!!!

Lisa said...

Thank you for giving my husband his backpacking fix. He loved being there. I was tempted to go, but thought 7 months prego and a 2 year old would have been too much. Hopefully next year??? Miss you guys! Hope all is well. Sam is so cute!!!!!