Marble Creek Camping

img_9429 Zoe and Gavin headed to our campsite's own private island in the Cascade River almost immediately after we pulled into the campground.
Zoe and Gavin headed to our campsite's own private island in the Cascade River almost immediately after we pulled into the campground.
img_9434 Spacious enough for a little soccer ball kick around.
Spacious enough for a little soccer ball kick around.
img_9437 Zoe trapped in an Uncle Brian straightjacket. Evidently it's not so bad.
Zoe trapped in an Uncle Brian straightjacket. Evidently it's not so bad.
img_9439 Aidan the cold boy. While the other kids are running around in shorts he's got at least 6 layers on and is still cold.
Aidan the cold boy. While the other kids are running around in shorts he's got at least 6 layers on and is still cold.
img_9443 Aliya and Gavin crossing one of the campsite's two natural bridge to the island.
Aliya and Gavin crossing one of the campsite's two natural bridge to the island.
img_9446 A view across the Cascade River. The fog never lifted high enough for us to see the top as we've been able to in years past.
A view across the Cascade River. The fog never lifted high enough for us to see the top as we've been able to in years past.
img_9447 Michelle and Kathryn share the low-rider hammock. Why is it so low?
Michelle and Kathryn share the low-rider hammock. Why is it so low?
img_9449 Zoe and Aliya show how it should be done.
Zoe and Aliya show how it should be done.
img_9451 Reading under the shelter of a huge tree during one of the day's many rainstorms.
Reading under the shelter of a huge tree during one of the day's many rainstorms.
img_9452 Hunkered down. Our plan to hike up to Cascade Pass was washed away by the first rain we've seen in weeks.
Hunkered down. Our plan to hike up to Cascade Pass was washed away by the first rain we've seen in weeks.
img_9454 Interestingly all the rain caused the muddy river to rise several inches wiping out all the low-lying sandbars around the island. By the next day the river had...
Interestingly all the rain caused the muddy river to rise several inches wiping out all the low-lying sandbars around the island. By the next day the river had…
img_9455 Empire building prior to the river's rise.
Empire building prior to the river's rise.
img_9463 Showing off the village of Nu which has a long history with multiple religions and empires. Amazing what you can do with some sand, water, rocks, leaves, twigs,...
Showing off the village of Nu which has a long history with multiple religions and empires. Amazing what you can do with some sand, water, rocks, leaves, twigs,…
img_9464 Our view down the Cascade River. Looking the other way was similarly scenic as the rest of the campground's access to the river was a quarter mile away around a...
Our view down the Cascade River. Looking the other way was similarly scenic as the rest of the campground's access to the river was a quarter mile away around a…
img_9467 Wading across during high water. The tucked in shirt look is not Gavin's best. Luckily he only did it temporarily to keep the shirt dry.
Wading across during high water. The tucked in shirt look is not Gavin's best. Luckily he only did it temporarily to keep the shirt dry.
img_9469 A bird, a plane...nah...just a foggy mountainside.
A bird, a plane...nah...just a foggy mountainside.
img_9471 Running back out after a plunge in the river at the campground's main beach. Brrrr...
Running back out after a plunge in the river at the campground's main beach. Brrrr...
img_9473 What a lovely child.
What a lovely child.
img_9475 Aliya the cherry tomato chipmunk.
Aliya the cherry tomato chipmunk.
img_9495 Making instant popcorn after Aidan and Gavin failed to follow the instructions on the package. Amazingly this worked very well. Meanwhile the shoes in the lower...
Making instant popcorn after Aidan and Gavin failed to follow the instructions on the package. Amazingly this worked very well. Meanwhile the shoes in the lower…