Camping at Columbia Lake

One of my favorite activities this time of year is camping.  The summer heat has broken, making it more comfortable to sleep inside a breeze-less tent, and the slight chill in the air makes it more enjoyable to sit around a camp fire.  I was thinking about camping the other day and started thinking about how camping has changed over the years.  Now-a-days we can pack all of our camping gear in a light-weight backpack weighing in at under 100 lbs without having to “do without” any of the essentials.  But can you imagine these campers putting all of their supplies in one pack?

Camp Parlor, Columbia, 1895.  1985.134.483.

Camp Parlor, Columbia, 1895. 1985.134.483.

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