Hiking & Camping Trip

Jul 29, 2018

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This weekend my sisters (the blonde is my brother's girlfriend) and I decided to go on a hiking/camping trip and we had THE BEST time. We hiked ten miles, explored waterfalls, watched the sunset from the top of a mountain, saw so much wildlife, cooked dinner on a fire, ate smores, and had biscuits and gravy (from a pouch!) for breakfast.

OMG. So the three of them wanted to sleep in their camping hammocks, which they did (lol, not me. A tent is good enough- the thought of something potentially crawling on me or in my sleeping bag UM NO THANKS) but Taylor L (brother's gf) ended up getting in the tent because something in her tree kept waking her up. Anyway, we are both in the tent and I hear something like grunting...I asked Taylor L if she heard it and she was like, HOW ARE THEY SLEEPING AND SNORING? Me being me and have watched too much Nat Geo decides to get out of the tent and just check in case it was a bear or something. OH MY GOD IT WAS A BOBCAT. It walked right past their hammocks, beside my Jeep, and into the woods across the path. It turned back at us because we were standing outside of our tent shining a bright af light on it, then just walked away slowly totally unphased. I made my sisters get in the tent with us after that haha, I wasn't playing! Besides that little event the rest of the trip was tons of laughs and workouts and fun. We loved every minute...except maybe the super loud bugs that made noises until day break. Super thankful my homemade essential oil bug spray worked though! Kept the flies, mosquitoes, and ticks at bay. It smells amazing and feels so refreshing on your skin- not kidding. Not one bug bite. I used: 

1/2 cup witch hazel
5 drops lemon oil
5 drops lavender
5 drops peppermint
5 drops eucalyptus 

(You know ya girl had to document the whole trip, so here's tons of photos...)

hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks

hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks

hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks

hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks


hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks

hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks


hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks


hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks




hanging rock nc, hiking nc, camping nc, xo samantha brooke, life and messy hair, nc blogger, nc photographer, lifestyle blogger, explore nc, hanging rock, nc state parks