Copper Creek Campout

We went on our first camping trip! 

If you know Blake and I you'll know that things don't go well when we completely plan a trip. So wanting to make sure our trip was in true Blake & Sierra fashion we packed up the car and drove up to Olympic National Park with no plans of where to camp, just a general direction. 

We ended up finding a dirt road out by Staircase and we made our way up. Blake was feeling confident we'd find something, I was feeling pretty hesitant. Luckily Blake was right, sort of. We ended up camping on the side of the road on a little grass lot that we found but honestly it was perfect. No one else around, surrounded by trees and sky!

The next morning we slept in and took our time packing up. The only other plan we had for the day was to find a nice and easy hike with some beautiful views. Well we succeeded at one of those things but I wouldn't use the words nice or easy to describe the hike we ended up on. 

Copper Creek Trail. I wrote this on my Instagram account: 

"We were unaware and unprepared for the level of difficulty but we decided to push on and do the full hike anyway. There were many moments where I didn't even look up and had to just take one step at a time. But when I did look up I would see beautiful scenes like this (see below). After it was all over we were both extremely exhausted but felt so proud of ourselves for not giving up.

I learned a lot from this hike, mainly be prepared but also something else. That sometimes we're placed in hard situations but if we just keep putting one foot in front of the other and exercise faith we will experience beauty and joy! We can do hard things, each and everyone of us. With the help of our Savior we can do anything! I also learned for the millionth time that I have the most caring husband in the world."

We returned home to find out we had done a 5 mile loop and experienced an increase of 2400 feet in 2.5 miles. I did all of this in my chaco's (again, see below). Not really the way we wanted to kick off the hiking season but that being said it made for some good stories and great footage. Enjoy this video from our fun weekend. 

Camping in Olympic National Park
Copper Creek Trail
Foot shot at Copper Creek Campout
Let me describe this picture. My foot was about to start blistering so on the way down Blake forced me to put his socks on. Of course I could tell how much he loved me, but then he proceeded to point it out to everyone we passed. #truelove

Stay awesome and enjoy National Trails Day!

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