This past weekend I went on an adventure with a few friends to cut down Christmas trees. Did you know you can cut down a Christmas tree from a national forest? All you need to do is get a $10 permit from the ranger’s station before heading up into the forest.
After getting our permits we drove our cars up into the mountain snow. I am so glad I was not driving!
Once we reached the recommended stopping point (the snow got too deep for cars) we continued our trek by foot. After about a half a mile hike up the road we climbed off the road and up into the trees.
These are not your typical Christmas trees that you would get from a tree lot. Because of the steep slopes they are growing on so one side of the tree tends to be a little thin on one side.
I ended up getting a Charlie Brown sized tree. I didn’t want to deal with a full sized tree while we are starting to pack for our big move.
This tree ended up being perfect size! I used a circle vase and some river rocks (leftovers from our wedding) to hold the tree upright. I bought a tiny star and some ornaments from Target. I also used a few ornaments from both my husband and my childhoods.
I love my little tree. It might be because this is my first Christmas tree outside of my parents’ home.
This was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.