Western Maryland Adventure

Last weekend I ventured out to Western Maryland with Jordan and Sammie. We stayed in this cozy little cabin right along Garrett State Forest. It was so great to get away from the city and not stare at a computer for three whole days! This was my first time staying at Wild Yough and I couldn’t haven been more impressed with everything that was provided. I love camping, but having a warm, cozy and super comfy bed to sleep in is always much appreciated.

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I really wanted to see a fox…but hanging out with Sammie in the woods was close enough I guess. 🙂

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We spent most of our time exploring the trails in the area. I couldn’t get over being surrounded by so many ferns!

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Fern!

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The little cabin that we stayed in was named Stanley. Each cabin (and tipi!) is named after a favorite place of the owners. This one was named after Stanley, Idaho.

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Inside the cabin.

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A coffee press and my favorite mugs tagged along, though turns out we didn’t need to bring the mugs!

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One of the best parts of the trip was just being able to spend time cooking (and eating) all of the food on a fire!

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Jord was definitely the main cook during our trip. His fried potatoes were my favorite.

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Nommm.

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One of Sammie’s favorite spots was in these leaves. Every time he would get up he’d have a good layer of leaves all stuck to his fur.

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Driving along the windy road with the windows down during a venture out to some of the surrounding state parks and Deep Creek Lake.

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Exploring Herrington Manor State Park.

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I loved the life rings scattered around the bank of the swimming hole.

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There were so many little flowers all over the park.

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Napping along the bank of Deep Creek Lake.

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Sail boat on Deep Creek.

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Hanging out by the Youghiogheny River.

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I loved all of the grass-covered trails at Wild Yough. It felt like a fairy would mosey by at any second.

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More Wild Yough trails.

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We were told to check out this super sweet rock maze, so when we finally found it we were stoked!

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It was at least 10 degrees cooler by the rocks, which felt amazing after hiking under the sun for a bit.

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Walking in between (and sometimes under) giant rocks covered with moss and tree roots in the middle of a forest was definitely one of my favorite parts of this trip.

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Rock tunnel!

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So much moss!

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There were so many twisting paths and dead-ends — I definitely got turned around quite a bit.

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Some wind turbines spotted during the drive back to DC.


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