Family Camping Trip to Indian Creek @ Priest Lake, And Our Hike To The Natural Rock Waterslides

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Disclaimer: THIS POST HAS A TON OF PICTURES/VIDEOS!!!

For Christmas this last year I booked the fam a camping spot at Indian Creek on Priest Lake! I smell the start of a tradition coming on. Everyone had plenty of time to plan for time off, and it was booked so far in advance we had the best spot at the campground! We made our way there on Thursday and in true Lunceford style, didn’t hit the road until about noon! You know how it is though, clean the house, pack, hit the store, gas up etc… oh and this happened…

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I bought a boat!! So of course, it took me forever to get that thing loaded up, as I know nothing about owning a boat…. YET! Thank God for Ray and Dan, I probably would have sank the thing without either of them! I just thought I would buy one and then figure it out from there!! YOLO!

Ray drove the Harley

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We made it there even though the directions were misleading, my Mom may have gotten a little lost, and to top it all off she had all the kids in the back of the motorhome asking “are we there yet.” haha So, from Priest River, you take Highway 57 north 23 miles, take the Coolin exit, then from there, you take a right on Cavanaugh Bay Road, and go 12 miles to the campsite, seems easy when I say it 😉

The kids loved the beach there:

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And so did Oscar ❤ he’s my buddy, he loves me so much he swims and finds me every time so he can shake off RIGHT next to me haha I still love him though

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Friday was so rainy, but we made the best of it and stayed in the motorhome! Ray and Ryan play guitar and sing together. It is so adorable how much that little boy loves his Daddy, they look at each other while they sing and it melts my heart.  Ryan took his guitar the last night and performed at the camp talent show!

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The pogo stick was a huge hit at the camp!

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Nolan fell asleep like this haha

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Once it cleared up, family boat ride time!

The Hike to the Slippery Rocks!

So, Sunday we got everything and everyone together, including the black garbage bags you sit on. To get to the trailhead, we hopped back on East Shore Rd and continued another 12 miles to the entrance at Lion Head. Instead of turning left into the campground, we made a right and drove roughly 4 or 5 miles up rocky dirt road. Where the road ends, the trail begins. Dan was obsessed with spotting a mountain goat, and finally found one(that little white dot).

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Once we got to the trail head, it was about a mile and a half hike of beautiful scenery to the slippery rocks, here are some pics:

The first small stream/waterfall we crossed, you definitely want to be wearing your Tevas, or other form of dorky water shoes your friends make fun of you for wearing!

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Some of the BIGGEST cedar trees I’ve seen in this area!

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There was a section of stream that was a little deeper that we had to cross, but the water was so cold, which I’m not a fan of, but we had to do it! Most of us stepped on the boulders to get across. It looks shallow in the photo, but it was waist deep!

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So good about wearing her hat, shades, and sunscreen all weekend!

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We Finally Made It!

The rockslides are so beautiful! They are a big natural slab of granite where water trickles, or in some places, flows down. There are pools at the end that stop you, or if you’re like me, it doesn’t stop you and you have to grab the safety rope! I think I got this YouTube thing figured out, so here are some videos!

They are dangerous, freezing, and so much fun!

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The bravest little girl I know ❤

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The only one who got hurt was of course Nolan. Poor guy, he went to take a step up and slipped. His cheek hit the granite and his teeth made a pretty bad gash inside of his cheek. He was hurt, but he was a trooper! And Ray was a trooper too and carried him the whole way back.

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Not sure he was happy about it haha

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Yes I Do!! Hope you all are enjoying your summer!! I sure am!!

Love,

Sami ❤ ❤ ❤

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3 thoughts on “Family Camping Trip to Indian Creek @ Priest Lake, And Our Hike To The Natural Rock Waterslides

  1. And oh yeah, Teva’s are not dorky! LOL! The dorks are the ones that wear flip-flops when they shouldn’t 😉

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