For the August long weekend we went to Manning Park for a camping trip. The campground was quiet nice, backing onto a beautiful river with a nice little hike around it. We rocked up Saturday morning to beautiful weather. Set up camp, chilled out, did a small hike, then just when we wanted to start dinner a freaking huge thunderstorm hit. Torrential rain and lightning and thunder ensued. Some of the loudest thunder I have ever heard. It was quite fun. This all stopped up just before we headed to bed, leaving us cold and damp for the nights sleep. Regardless we still slept OK.
The following morning Kate and I got up nice and early to drive up to Lightning Lake to run the Lighting Loop Trail as part of our marathon training. The run was beautiful. It started out foggy and overcast, and ended up sunny and so clear. It was 2.5hrs of beautiful trail running deep into the wilderness...I didn't think of bears too much.
The rest of the day was spent chilling out, as we were feeling pretty zoned from the big run. Once again, as soon as dinner prep time hit, so did the rain! Booo. Anyways, once again, we struggled through dinner and tried to keep dry. Thank god for the tarp we set up. Once again the rain stopped just in time to go to bed, and the next morning was beautiful and clear.
I was up early on the monday for a chilled 45min trail run, and got back to the crew starting to prep brekky and a fresh coffee. Sweet. Fun weekend was had by all, regardless of the less than optimal atmospheric conditions.