Camping at Mt. Nebo

Camping at Mt. Nebo

Back in 2020, we ventured to Mt. Nebo State Park to hike…and it was gorgeous. So when we started camping, I wanted to come back.

They only allow small campers up on the mountain because the drive up is VERY wind-ey. But we made it up, and we spent my birthday weekend camping and enjoying the park.

When we first got there, we had something VERY exciting happen- Remi lost her first tooth! We were taking a family photo and realized it was hanging by a literal thread.

So it came out. A few tears, but she was VERY proud of herself. And the tooth fairy visited us at the campground!

I LOVE her imagination. She spotted this empty patch of sand, and grabbed a stick and started writing. Then, she used a flat rock to “erase” her words. I love that camping gives us time to be bored and find fun things to do.

We settled in, ate dinner and played on the playground (which was right by our campsite), then played with glow sticks in the dark…and crashed for the night.

Saturday morning, we had breakfast and we had to go register at the visitor’s center. We did a little shopping there, and then we explored the park in our truck.

We trekked down to the vista at the visitor’s center for some fun views. Tyler started pretending that we all had call signs and pretend walkie talkies. Remi thought it was so funny!

LOVE these people.

We happened upon the waterfall trail, and we could hear water, so we got out to explore. We were in our pajamas. Tyler and Remi had on crocs and I was wearing Bikenstock sandals, so not exactly dressed for a hike…but we did it anyway. It was a pretty easy hike- just down lots of stone steps (and then back up). I love my adventurous girl. We call her trail blazer. She loves to go ahead of us. We let her do that (until we want to be close by for safety). You gotta let them feel that independence!

The waterfall was running. Not a ton, but enough to be fun to see!

After the hike, we hit the (very very cold) pool. It had gorgeous views and a fun slide! While I would have preferred to stay warm and reading on the side, I got in. You gotta embrace the fun, even when it’s cold!

We dried off and ate lunch, then Remi was BEGGING to ride to the visitor’s center for ice cream. It was .6 mile away, and I was hesitant to think she would do it. But she did! We like to say “Girls don’t give up!” and she said that to me as we were riding.

After the ice cream break, we went to a scavenger hunt with an interpreter. We were the only ones who showed up- and it was an awesome guided hike. She gave us a sheet of things to look for- berries, feathers, different colors (green, purple, yellow). She said there were some things we may not see- animal tracks and mushrooms (it wasn’t super wet for mud for the tracks and moisture for the mushrooms). But we amazingly found it all! Tyler spotted deer tracks here, and then Remi found our last thing- mushrooms! We had all walked past them….but she spotted them! Old eagle eye!

We did dinner and of course, smores!

Then we drove down to sunset point to watch the sunset. So pretty!

Remi’s new funny thing is “showing twos” (peace signs). She kept wanting me to take her picture.

A nice lady took our picture (after I tried to get our family and the sunset)- and I love it. Love our adventures!

We went to bed early, because I was setting the alarm to watch the sun come up!

We woke up at 5:15 (well, I was up early- my elbow was hurting- I’m having tennis elbow issues….) but we got dressed and drove over to sunrise point. It was GORGEOUS to watch the sun peak over the horizon. It was my birthday, and I loved starting it this way.

We did lots of relaxing. Reading, drawing, blowing bubbles….

On Sunday, we did one more (cold) swim.

And then we packed up. And Remi slept almost the whole way home. We had a big weekend!

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