Tag Archives: family camping

Splash and Crash

On our family trips to the NC mountains, we always enjoy hiking along a creek or river.  A few years ago, we were staying at a campsite near Bat Cave, NC (awesome name, right?) along a swift moving stream.  My girls and I dressed in old shoes or sandals and …

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Emeralds and Rubies, Muck and Luck

Hiddenite, NC is a tiny town with a sparkling history.  Back in the late 1800s, Thomas Edison hired a mineralogist named William Earl Hidden to look for platinum in the foot hills of Alexander County, NC.  Hidden found an intriguing green gemstone instead.  Named for Hidden, the gemstone was soon …

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Choosing a Campsite

  What kind of Campsite experience do you want?  Will it be in the backcountry or a public campground?  Also, how rustic do you want your experience to be? Campgrounds and Parks Primitive – This type normally doesn’t have running water, electricity, or bathroom facilities.  The location is normally somewhat remote.  …

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How to Prepare for a Family Campout

So, you decide to take your family camping.  What now?  Here are a few suggestions. There are few experiences better than taking your kids on their first campout and watching them roast marshmallows and hotdogs over the campfire.  If this is your first family camping trip, make sure you are …

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