Hope you all are enjoying the summer and the lovely camping weather.
We did this trip during February (mid-winter break) and now just getting around to posting it.
We decided to chase the sunny weather to Warm Springs, OR (Kah-Nee-Tah Indian Reservations and hot springs). We found a good RV park within the "resort" within walking distance to the olympic sized warm hot springs pool. The pool is very nice, big and clean. 2 good sized water slides too. Hot tubs were lacking, but the pool felt amazing! Your skin feels so soft from the mineral water.
Campground was half closed but a handful of RVs parked. We got a good spot and camped 2 nights. Warm, clean bathrooms too. Really enjoyed the pool. No fire ring, so finally got to try out the Biolite stove. Loved it! After that we drove over to Smith Rock. Wow, what a view! Amazing hiking trails too. We were there late afternoon so our hiking time was limited. I would definitely go back there to hike all day. If anyone knows a good boon docking spot, please let me know. Smith Rock camping area does not allow van camping.
I wanted to head down to (1 hr drive) Bend, OR, but husband wanted to high-tail it home. Bad idea, super dark scary driving through the Sisters Mountains to I-5. Super scary at night and not recommended. Really wanted to boon dock somewhere but too dark to see any spots.
We enjoyed the fairly sunny (no rain) and 60 degree weather in February which is a treat for the rainy NW.
Next up, ABBOTSFORD AIR SHOW up in B.C. If anyone is camping there, let us know.