Monday, October 31, 2011

Haunted Camping

Davis decided that he wanted to be scared this Halloween and not the sit at home and watch a scary movie kind of scared, but in the middle of nowhere terrified in the woods scared so.....that's what we did.

We went to the Green River Gorge, this is a protected conservation area.  Franklin, an old ghost town was once a hopping place and the mining shaft that once kept the economy alive was the exact spot of our camping.  We hiked to the mining shaft, dropped off our gear, and went to find the metropolis of Franklin.  This is what we found...

 yes, those pictures are what's left of the town

 Mary and I set up the tent and we did a fabulous job ;)

 starting the fire
 planes flying low in the distance

we didn't bring cups so we used beer bottles

 our view while the daylight lasted
 Beast posing
the mine shaft, this is where we camped...well right beside it

 Reese cup smores, yum!
 the top of the shaft was covered with a metal grate, no worries about falling in

This is probably one of the scariest things I have ever done.  I cannot explain why or how, but if you want to be scared go sleep in an old ghost town on Halloween weekend.  I think I may have slept a total of 3 hours...yesterday I took a long nap and I still need sleep.  I hope everyone's Halloween was as spooky as mine ;)  Happy Halloween!  Remind us that we never want to do this again next Halloween, please.

 the one lane bridge view going over the green river