Friday, December 13, 2013

Camper Cabin at Lake Maria State Park

Last weekend we tried out a new adventure. We had been to Lake Maria State Park a couple years ago and saw they had these camper cabins. We thought it would be fun to stay at one of those in the winter. Patrick checked into it and they are very popular and this was the only weekend that was open until March, so we booked it. Up until a week before hand we thought we would be hiking in without snow, but lucky for us a huge storm came in just days before our trip. That also meant a cold front came through after the snow as well, so we were forced to bundle up as temperatures were below zero.

I was not looking forward to hiking in negative temperatures, but it really wasn't bad at all. We got to the cabin and the wood burning stove still had embers in it so we had the cabin warmed up in no time. We didn't have much time until the sunset so we got all our stuff organized before everything went dark. The cabin doesn't have electricity, so we had to use our headlamps to see the rest of the night. The rest of the night we made dinner and played a game of checkers. It really is nice to get away and just enjoy life versus constantly focusing on your never ending to do list.

In the morning we woke up, made some oatmeal and then bundled up for some snowshoeing around the park. We spent a couple hours snowshoeing around the park. It was still pretty cold, but it was lightly snowing and no one else was crazy enough to be out there so it was pretty cool to have the park to ourselves.

snow shoes

Lake Maria State Park Camper Cabin

Patrick Backpacking to Cabin

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Cabin Scenary

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Cabin Inside

Candle Light Dinner and Games

Moon

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Patrick and Sara at Cabin

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Snowy Snowshoeing Scenary

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