The very next day, a tiny bit hung over, everyone made it to camp. Nads was the last to arrive in his blue Taco, almost at midnight haha.
Breakfast tacos… can’t go wrong with that. Allan’s kitchen setup is pretty nice. He always cooks some really tasty food.
The rest of the week called for cool temperatures but no rain in the forecast!
Nadine and I slept inside our Land Cruiser. We have plenty of room to sleep, and I prefer this over ground tent sleeping.
The downside is you have to unload all the gear to make bed. Eventually I’ll get a roof top tent for the Land Cruiser.
Lambo always supervising, making sure we didn’t forget anything.
Mike was one the first guys I met, when I got into camping and off roading. He recently built a off road trailer with a roof top tent for his family. If you want your friends or family get into this, you might as well try to make living outdoors very comfortable.
Everyone had breakfast and all packed up, it was time to head into the Ozarks!
What was supposed to be a 4hr drive, ended up becoming a 6 hour drive. The gas stops seemed to take the longest. Mike and I was getting roughly 10mpg and had to stop 3 times. Plus with a bigger group, everyone taking breaks adds to the time.
Eventually we made it into the trailhead!
I love dirt roads. You’ll go to places where most people haven’t been.
Eventually the deeper you go, the trail becomes tighter, and more bush growth.
First water crossing of the trail. The Ozark National Forest is known for water crossings, and Im glad I had my snorkel installed in time for this.
Eventually we made it into the campsite.
Always have get that campfire going. This is heart of any camping.
The campsite was decently big enough for 5 rigs. There was a tire swing too, but a bit too cold for that today.
My portable avocado tent. A good privacy tent that allows a lot of light in, but you can still do your business without people seeing you.
The humble home away from home.
Getting more fuel for the campfire. As the temps continued to get into the low 40F, this was a good way to warm up.
We always eat good when camping. No hot dogs on a stick here, or cold sandwiches.
Pork belly with vinegar is the best combo. Especially if you are drinking.
Bellini with fruits to offset the fatty pork belly.
Roasted corn. Very cool how heat is used to cook something typically bland, and produces a chemical reaction that is very tasty and juicy.
As the night went on, we all hanged out till the campfire slowly died off.
More to come…..
Thank you Ryan Magahis for letting use your photos!