From the Road

Top Photo: Tillicum Beach Campground offers sites with fantastic views!

"Thirty-one miles driving day. Landed at a Forest Service campground that we wanted to check out for a couple of years and scored a fantastic site overlooking the Ocean."

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A beautiful beach in Harbor Vista County Park near the North Jetty is within easy walking distance from the campground.

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Armitage Park is a pleasant campground offering spacious sites, some pleasantly tucked away in the trees.

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We enjoy hiking and Bend offers plenty of options. We will add our hikes to this section and will first start out with the South Sister hike.

South Sister Trail

Friday's hike (Sept. 16th) was tad more challenging to say the least, if not just down right difficult. But we did cover the twelve mil...

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Sixty-nine miles. Now that's my kind of driving day. We found a well cared for state park not too far from John Day, OR. There's a few things we want to check out in John Day.

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We were hesitant to move on a Friday without reservations. But sometime you just gotta... "Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape" - Guy Clark.

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We're definitely no longer in the mountains with its tall pine & fir trees. We found a state park on the Snake River that will do for a short visit.

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Top photo: Nearby Blue Lake.

Our goal for today was to escape from the smoke that was being created by the Pioneer fire. Sadly, we had to keep moving though some absolutely beautiful areas & nice campgrounds.

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The 1st campground we stopped at was a dust bowl. We thought about spending the night, but decided to push on. The next one down the road was a winner — paved road & sites. Nice!

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"The decision to leave a day early from our previous campground was a wise move. We came up with a very spacious & private campsite at Scout Mountain just south of Pocatello, ID."

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We're not crazy about this campground — it has a ridden hard & put up wet feel. We paid for two nights, but think we'll cut our losses & move on in the morning.

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Playing tourist we did a little campground reconnaissance & found this site – very spacious with a knock-out view through the Ponderosa pines. We just had to take it.

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