Season’s Last Winter Camping Trip

We are planning our last “winter camping” trip of the season. Mark, Matt and I are planning to revisit the Tenant Creek waterfalls. We have been losing snow rapidly, but some snow remains in the woods at higher elevations. Mark has a new solo tent that he wants to exercise.

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Mark has been doing most of the planning on this trip in stark contrast to previous years when we tried to get Mark to plan a trip. A few springs ago we asked Mark to plan a spring trip. Mark tentatively selected a hike to Rainbow Falls. After several fits and false starts I was prompted to send Mark this poem – a collaboration between myself and my wife.

The Much Anticipated Never Accomplished Rainbow Falls Trip
To be sung to the tune of Somewhere Over the Rainbow……..

Someday we’ll get to Rainbow Falls, I know.
Mark said we’ll get to Rainbow but not what time to go.

Someday we’ll get to Rainbow Falls, it’s clear.
Mark said we’ll get to Rainbow I hope that it’s this year.

We don’t know what gear to bring if we should dress for fall or spring or maybe summer.

We just don’t know what we will eat, where we’ll sleep or where we’ll meet – what a bummer!

Someday we’ll get to Rainbow Falls, I thought
Mark said we’ll get to Rainbow but I’m getting overwrought.

On mountain tops we’ll make our camp we won’t know if it’s dry or damp until we get there!

We may meet at crack of day morning, noon, it’s hard to say but why should we care?

Someday we’ll get to Rainbow Falls, yes we can
Mark said we’ll get to Rainbow if only he would plan.

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