Thursday, August 11, 2016

Camping by the Deschutes River

I studied my AllStays app, looking for a campground near Burns, Oregon. My main objective was altitude... I wanted to be at least 4000-4500 ft, because I was far enough inland, I knew it could be warm.

I remembered RVSue had traveled through Oregon last year, and decided to take a look at her blog. Sure enough, I found a post about a lovely campground just north of Burns in the Mulheur Forest called Idlewild, so I headed there. There were plenty of empty spaces, but no cell phone signal. I picked a spot and set up for one night.

The next day I moved on toward Bend and made my way southwest into the Willamette Forest, to Big River Campground. I had been keeping an eye on my cell phone all the way and was excited to see a good signal in the campground. I knew I could settle in for three days and enjoy some walks along the Deschutes River, Kindle reads and lots of Netflix. And that's just what I did.




The first couple of evenings, I had some noisy neighbors, but fortunately they quieted down before 10:00 campground curfew.

On Sunday morning, I headed north to Champoeg (pronounced shampoo-ey) State Park, where I had a reservation for five days. I had plans to spend the week visiting and sight seeing with Alice.

3 comments:

  1. I also search other blogs to find good places to camp. Most of then have a different cell carrier than we do, and you can never tell if we have service or not.

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  2. This was after Portland, Alice and Segway?

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    1. This was before. I'm one post behind.

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