7.13.2011

Byers Lake Pt. 1

I'm finally going to tell you all about my camping trip last week! It was so much fun! I wish I could go back. I could seriously stay there forever! (as long as we had weather like we did. We were super lucky!)

We camped at Byers Lake which is about an hour and a half south of Denali National Park. But just before you get to Byers Lake there is a lookout point to view the magnificent Denali AKA Mt. McKinley. I seriously wish you could all see this in person. Pictures just don't do this mountain justice. Basically- it's HUGE! Largest mountain in North America it stands way over 20,000 ft. You can't grasp how large that is until you see it in person. But here's a taste. :)
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After taking in the mountain and taking some pictures we headed to our cabin at the lake. This cabin is so whimsical with the grass growing on the roof and the big knotty wood. So cute!
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We had a lovely view of the lake right from our cabin. It was so beautiful! We saw a beaver close enough to touch, a flying squirrel, heard and saw the beautiful loons, and much more.
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We rented a canoe so we could take in the surrounding area even more.
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We roasted marshmallows (DUH!) and some of us even took a dip in the lake... whoops.
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My niece even tried so hard to save a beautiful butterfly who had a broken wing. She didn't make it. Her name was Maxilla and we gave her a lovely funeral and sent her out to a watery grave.
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We also spent a lot of time in Denali National Park... But I guess I didn't take ANY pictures that day... Not sure why. Just trust that we did and it was super fun. :)

Pt. 2 coming tomorrow!

29 comments

Ashley said...

I would love to see those mountains! Wow. That cabin looks like a perfect wilderness retreat... how fun. That kayak picture makes me want to get out on the water. (:

Pia said...

That looks like such a beautiful place! The cabin looks magical!!

Lauren said...

Such pretty pictures! I especially like the one with the cabin and sunspot. Thanks for stopping by, your blog is adorable!

- Lauren
logic&lemondrops

Sunny & Star said...

I am not an outdoorsy kind of girl. I will admit I might be a little bit too much of a princess but these pictures are stunning. Truly beautiful. And I love animals. I would love to see a beaver, a flying squirrel and loons.

Hazel said...

Aww I'd love to spend a weekend there! It's a perfect place to get away from it all :)

Sick by Trend said...

very beautiful this National Park! Thanks for sharing :D

xx

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Anna said...

We had a flying squirrel in our kitchen once. That's was fun....

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sounds like you guys and a blast!! LOVE all your pics..aww poor little guy falling in the lake..

Madison said...

ahh I'm jealous. That lake looks gorgeous! I'm trying to talk my parents into getting me a canoe or a paddleboat for my birthday so I can go out on the lake here. (:

Marie Photographie said...

Ahhh, camping in the sunshine! That's the best. Seems like I always get rained on when I got camping, but I guess living in WA and Germany would do that to you. :)

Notes She Wrote

dana @ wonder forest said...

ohhh that cabin is so cute!! this looks like so much fun!
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

Kirsten said...

So beautiful! I am no camper but I totally would for a view like that. Plus the cabin was super cute and cozy, I think I could hack that :)

You can read about my last camping experience here...
http://www.kirstenjoywilson.com/2011/03/camping-weekend.html

Katie said...

Wow! That is beautiful. I gotta go there someday!

Diana Smith said...

OH my good ness that water looks gorgeous! I want to go camping so much more now!

Heather J said...

I've heard it gorgeous there. It looks like you had a fun and adventurous time! That lake looks cold though, poor little guy. :)

Corca said...

I'm jealous, looks like fun! And the scenery is spectacular!

Megs said...

such beautiful pictures!! and every time i see your blog layout i swoon with love and jealousy :)

theappletea said...

I just L O V E these views!!!! AMAZING trip!

Emmett Katherine said...

Your photos are beautiful. I hear you about pictures not doing nature justice. When I visited my aid I Calgary I took pics of the rocky mountains and it just wasn't the same a in person. This post makes me want to go camping !

Em K

Also love your glasses too (the ones in your profile pic) !

Courtney Ash said...

How fun is this!? So my kind of adventure! And love the butterfly part, I would totally do the same thing!~ your amazing xoxo

JelenaDoll ~ said...

Those photos are so beautiful. and those mountains! Wow amazing! and must agree those cabins look so cute. You seriously must of had heaps of fun :)

ohyouprettythings said...

gorgeous photos!! It looks like an amazing time! :]

merci beaucoup said...

wow, amazing views!

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Mrs. T said...

Oh my gosh that looks like SO much fun!!

Sara Shoemaker said...

thanks so much girlfriend! :) And why can't you watch Psych?

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Sofia said...

This looks super fun and dabulous! Love your blog!

Suzzie V said...

awww poor butterfly! I love camping too! Love your pictures :)

Two Happy Hearts said...

oh my. that looks like heaven on earth! and i'm so glad i found your blog - it's so dang cute! happy to be your new follower.

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