I took a long weekend off last week. With the government being shutdown our plans to camp at Great Basin National Park were put on hold. We decided to spend Thursday helping Hope’s parents with their driveway. Apparently the government decided to open late Wednesday night so we decided that we would go to Great Basin. However as we came home Thursday night and stopped for gas we changed our minds about camping because of how cold it was. We decided to just go for the day on Friday.

We left at 7:30am Friday morning and drove four hours to the park. Parts of the drive were beautiful, especially when we drove through the Confusion mountain range. It looked like Middle Earth which was pretty cool. When we arrived we found out that the road to Wheeler Peak, the mountain I wanted to climb, was closed due to snow. I was a little bummed about that but we were still able to take a tour of Lehman Caves. We left for home and decided to eat out at Tsunami Sushi, because Hope was craving it!

Because we told our ward we were going to be out of town we decided to attend sacrament meeting down the street at a cool looking church with vaulted ceilings that looked like the inside of Noah’s ark. I was still craving a summit so we decided to go for a hike up Millcreek Canyon. We took our time summiting Mt. Aire. The moment we summited left me satisfied with this unexpected staycation.

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