For the third time this summer, we trekked to my folks’ place in Dufur, OR after a stay in Central Oregon! Labor Day weekend is always a good one to stay put at home and that works great for my folks but our home is on wheels and we needed somewhere to stay soooooo……
It was a nice quiet and relaxing visit in sleepy little Dufur, Oregon.
Went for a drive one afternoon to see if we could find a multi geocache that Dad had to DNF a few years ago and never returned to look again. Got it this time after having to expand our search radius somewhat.
After a week boondocking near Mt. Hood, we came off the mountain and began the move towards our annual kayaking/geocaching event at Tugman State Park near Coos Bay.
A couple of nights in the Columbia Gorge, a quick visit in Portland and a few days on the coast at Newport.
First up, two nights at Ainsworth State Park (one of our favorite places). It was a short stay where we use our full hookup site to clean up and recharge. We managed an out and back hike to Angel’s Rest, a few geocaches and an awesome breakfast at Multnomah Falls Lodge.
Finally got out of the big city! Headed to Mt. Hood National Forest, specifically Trillium Lake/Government Camp. We spent a week boondocking in a dispersed camping area a mile north of Trillium Lake.
This was our first time dry camping in the motorhome for more than one night. It turned out great. The on board water lasted the whole week and power needs were easily met with some generator time. Elliot camped out in a tent which he enjoyed quite a bit – it allowed him to sleep late each morning as teenagers love to do!
From our camp spot, we ventured out on day excursions for hiking, geocaching and photography.