Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Camping'

Page Springs Campground - Steens Mountains

August 22, 2012 Wednesday, we headed for the Steens. Highway 20 is a long rolling highway east to Burns. We didn't make too good of time because of a lot of slow trucks and difficulty passing in the little...

Drive to Pomeroy - Day 1 of Eastern Washington Road Trip

400 miles is a long way to drive. G is very good at organizing. He got the camping gear all staged and ready to go so it was easy to load most of it up when he got home...

Roadtrip to Southeastern Washington

Dry Farmland of the Palouse in Eastern Washington This has been a pretty uneventful summer. We ended up not planting a vegetable garden other than a couple of pots of tomatoes. The local farmers are happy since I’ve been...

Camping at Pleasant Valley - Chinook Pass

We have been having a terrible cool summer. Some people love it and others are getting grumpy wanting heat. Traditionally the last two weeks in July are always sunny and hot. Chance of rain is really low so I...

Driving the backroad - FS5900 Entiat to Chelan

Wildflowers amid the destruction On the way in to our campground, we saw the sign for FS5900. We looked at the map and it looked very interesting. It was 31 miles to Lake Chelan shoreline at 25 Mile Creek....

Silver Falls - Entiat

We have taken a likin' to camping and we went again this weekend. The weather has been good so I was hoping to go to the coast. We had two places in mind. One was close to Forks -...

Red Top Fire Lookout

We have passed a sign to Red Top Lookout a million of times on our way to Teanaway hike but we never had a chance to drive up to the top. I have read a couple of hiking reports...

Return to Camping

I started camping in high school. My family only took vacation to visit relatives and the most adventurous thing we ever did was go horseback riding. One of my high school teachers also taught in Outward Bound and started...

Leadbetter State Park

The sun woke us by peaking in the skylight. A sunny day. Whoo Hooo! We planned on hiking so it would be a perfect day. I've found out that Cape Disappointment is one of the foggiest places in the...

Camping at Cape Disappointment

The forecast was for rain. Not exactly what we wanted for a couple of days at the beach but at least we had reserved a yurt. We would stay dry and warm. It was about a 3 hour drive...

Yurt camping

We've been wanting to go camping - or I should say - we've wanted to try camping again. We got a small taste on our trip to California but we haven't tried sleeping in our tents on hard ground for...