We Like Camping is a work in progress. We Like Camping, or “WLC” is a group of friends that have camped together for 21 years now. In these years, we have seen our group grow with children, then shrink again as the kids got older. Sometimes the kids still come and enjoy our craziness – after having been exposed all of their young life, there’s not much more we could do or say to surprise them, but we also instilled a love of camping with them, too. This page actually started about ten years ago when we were all thirty-something and figured we had the world in a punchbowl, and we were gonna own it. Shit like that happens when you are younger. Well, it never really took off like we thought it would, mostly because the site admin is a lazy bastard that didn’t want to mess with trying to learn FrontPage – what a nightmare that was. Oh, and there was a tiny little issue around disk space allocated for the site – 30mb?!?!?! What a tool that admin was.
Well, the good news is that after a ten-year nap, the admin has awakened and while dreaming some dreams, decided to act on them. He fired up the dishes and found the site. He realized that you know what – Sometimes one can get so caught up in the struggle to make your mark that you forget the simple things, like toasting a hotdog on the end of a freshly-cut Mesquite branch.
So, WLC is back and with a purpose. Through the many years, our group has lived with the vicissitudes of life, yet always remaining close. Yes, we dropped a few along the way, but what is left is a core group of people that care – we care about the environment, we care about the economy, we care about freedom and all the great things that being a citizen of the United States brings, we care about people and mostly we care about each other. We know each’s others quirks and comedy, history and life and we like knowing that each of us is comfortable in being who we are – and sharing who we are in the camraderie of the campfire, horseshoes and hiking and the joy of being in the outdoors.
We camp mostly in the Arizona wilderness, preferring dispersed not because we don’t want to be around other people, but because we all love the wilderness. We take camping seriously and we take our responsibility for the outdoors and each other seriously. Everybody makes it home – always, and we strive to leave the places we visit thankful for our being there.
The vision for this site is to begin recording the experiences of this tight-knit group, sharing stories that may or may not be embellished- depending on whose voice it is, and sharing our simple philosophy of friendship. Look forward to stories about our trips, who we are and what we do – as we live our lives on this amazing planet.