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Moody Summer: Crescent Lake

There were so many times I went camping this summer, I may have lost count. Although the commonality of each getaway was spending it with amazing friends in new, beautiful, semi-remote locations. VincentErikaBenAmanda,  and I decided to drive off to Lake Crescent for a weekend escape and lavender field exploration.

To say I got my fix of being in the outdoors would be an understatement. I felt like I went camping almost every weekend. This one was definitely one for the books. We arrived in the dead of night only to find every campground taken. We roughed it out and slept in our cars which were extremely stuffed with equipment and gear. Not the most comfortable to say the least. The next morning we seemed like savages I am sure since we were lurking around trying to get a spot! Finally, we snagged one near the lake. It couldn't have been more perfect, there was even a short trail that lead right to the lake. 

 Shot with Pentax 67. Ektar 100

Shot with Pentax 67. Ektar 100

We spent the rest of the morning setting up our tents, hanging up our hammocks, brewing coffee, and lounging about. 

I was excited to do absolutely nothing productive. For some, camping means going on hikes around the area but, for me, I spent the afternoon swaying, napping, reading, and making s'mores with these Vincent, Erika, Ben, Amanda, and Kevin

I'm definitely not brave enough to jump into this cold dark water, no matter how serene it looks. Luckily I have friends who don't mind it what so ever. Cheers to you guys!

We dried up, cooked dinner, and spent the night around the fire. The real reason we headed to Lake Crescent was because of the lavender fields in Sequim. We woke up early, ate breakfast, cleaned camp, and packed all of our stuff. It was about a 45-minute drive back towards the fields and we didn't want to miss the window of opportunity to shoot during sunlight.

 Pentax 67. Fuji 400H 

Pentax 67. Fuji 400H 

 Pentax 67. Fuji 400H.

Pentax 67. Fuji 400H.

 Pentax 67. Fuji 400H

Pentax 67. Fuji 400H

 Pentax 67. Fujo 400H

Pentax 67. Fujo 400H

It was fantastic to see the lavender fields in person. Next time, I will make sure to come earlier and grab a campsite on time plus, not to mention, I'll be staying for sunset to catch those gorgeous colors dancing over the fields. On our way back home, we stopped at a local ice cream shop and of course, I chose the honey lavender flavor. What may have started off as a crumby weekend, sleeping in the car, ended up being a fantastic weekend with some delicious cake cone crumbs. It was a goo trade-off, I'd say.