A few friends decided this weekend would be the perfect weekend for a camping getaway. I know California is warm year-round, but my first thought was, “Camping in December?! Are you guys out of your damn minds?” In fact, they were out of their minds, but I went ahead and drank the kool-aid anyway. So we headed up to Lake Elsinore, CA.
Upon arrival at our campsite, we were greeted with a pile of human hair.
I have seen enough episodes of Criminal Minds to know that does not mean good things. Either that, or Bigfoot decided to get a quick trim before traipsing back into the forest.
The weekend started out with a hike through mountain lion infested trails. I’m used to bear country, where you play dead or make loud noises. Apparently mountain lions will eat you if you play dead. The trick is to stand tall. Uhmmm…sure…that will definitely help me.
No matter, the view was way too incredible to care.
Ok, so we’ve got human hair and mountain lions. I’m feeling pretty confident that I’m going to die at this point.
Then we found this on our hike:
Luckily, the only thing that almost killed me was the freezing cold temperatures at night. I have never shivered for so many hours on end. Unbelievable.
Lake Elsinore was incredibly beautiful! I had an absolute blast, but I can officially say that I won’t be camping in December again. At least, not without a space heater 😉
Have you ever camped in the winter? What is your best camping advice for the chilly weather?