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With a beautiful weekend forecast, we decided to go tent camping to Bonney Crossing campground with our friend John. Bonney Crossing is a small (less than 10 sites) primitive (no drinking water) campground at the Eastern edge of the Badger Creek Wilderness right along Badger Creek. It is located off FS road 2710 (about 2.5 miles North of Rock Creek Reservoir as the crow flies). Wamic is the closest town.
John left several hours before us to get a spot Friday afternoon, but once we arrived we realized that wasn't necessary. There was only one other spot taken. That is one of the nice things about Bonney Crossing. It is often nearly empty.
Our Mini-Adventurer was eager to help us set up the tent as he was excited to be able to go inside. After camp was setup, Julian happily played in the dirt with his dump truck.
After breakfast Saturday morning, all four of us set off up the Badger Creek trail to do some hiking and fly fishing. We would hike a little and then stop to fish the best pockets of water. The trout were plentiful although not large. I think the biggest fish we caught was about 7 inches (John gets the honors for biggest fish). We landed dozens of fish as small as just a couple inches. Julian enjoyed watching and then throwing rocks in the creek.
We had the whole campground to ourselves Saturday except for a few hours when a large family enjoyed the creek. It was a fun trip. I enjoyed the simplicity of going back to tent camping (we recently sold our travel trailer) and Julian absolutely loved it. It was tough to leave. Julian kept saying he wanted to stay forever and ever.