Our Tiny Piece of Paradise

After what seemed like a Pacific Northwest Spring to last forever, we finally had an opportunity to get out of the Suburban Life and get back to Nature.  After what seemed like a comedy gone awry-6 disappointing hours of searching for an open camp site in the Mt. St. Helens Area Gifford Pinchot National Forrest, we stumbled upon the gem that is Lake Merrill. It is a small day use area with 7 small pack in campsites. No motorized boats, fly fishing catch and release heaven. We got set up, managed to have our friends meet up and we had an excellent weekend of relaxation, laughs, and getting back to each other without being plugged in. It easily raised the question, “Why did we wait this long?”