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Baker County

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  • Day79

    Oregon Trail

    September 13, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 84 °F

    Remember the game Oregon Trail where you left from Independence Missouri with wagon, food and supplies? I don’t believe I ever made it to Oregon City alive. I died of some disease. That was a fun game the Stewart kids enjoyed back in the 90’s. Was it on a floppy disk?

    It was fun to go through the exhibits-wish we had more time.

    I walked the Oregon trail!
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    Carley Wecks

    You’re the true explorers 👏🏻

    9/13/20Reply
    Laura Folk

    Did you see any ruts along the way?

    9/14/20Reply
     
  • Day15

    Dam and Cornicopia

    October 2, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Leisurely morning. Left around 11:30 and found the tunnels to Oxbow dam. Then drove to Brownlee dam and saw 4 deer along the way. We viewed the dam from a variety of viewpoints. We were certain security was watching us. We saw big fish (our guess they were either carp or sturgeon). We had lunch at McCormick park which is just down from Brownlee dam. Then headed to Cornicopia. It’s a Lodge about 12 miles north of Halfway. Nice Lodge with cabins in the woods. Drove by a gold mining operations called Bonanza mining. We walked around a few old broken down buildings that were the remnants of a town. It was cool to see what was left over. Then headed back and pick apples from side of the road. Farmer laughed and said they were 10 cents each. Dinner was rice mixture with onions and broccoli. JB made a fire from all the wood he stole from other fire pits.Read more

    Jill Hibbs

    You should have contacted Bill Leaver when you were in Medford. He owns it now! Dad loved the Grande Ronde River.

    10/5/20Reply
     
  • Day10

    Drive from Roseburg to Bend

    September 27, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    We headed out on Rte 38 up the Umpqua River. Stop for gas, coffee and muffins in Glide. A huge fire had just gone through most of the Rte 38 road. Many spots were still smoking, houses and buildings burned, crews still working. We drove by Diamond Lake and had lunch at a overlook. Talk with fire fighter who told us the Lodge was ok and we could see that Dave H cabin was ok. Drove onto to Bend and stayed at Gail Wilson (Harris) house.Read more

  • Day14

    Hells Canyon Drive to Dam

    October 1, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    Had cereal for breakfast. The snake river has 3 hydroelectric dams in a row. We are staying next to the middle dam, Oxbow. We drove down to the last dam, Hells Canyon dam today. It’s a pretty drive down. The is a long narrow lake you follow. At the dam, we hiked down stream about a mile and had lunch. This is where some of the raft trips start from but they have all stopped running. It’s too late in the season. There were fish jumping everywhere. One guy said they had carp, trout and bass in the river. We are still staying at Copperfield campground. We signed up for a jet boat trip going on Saturday.Read more

  • Day4

    Day 4 Ends in Huntington, Oregon

    May 6 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 70 °F

    A day that started out on a low note has come to an end on a high note.

    We had an uneventful drive on I-84. The best kind of drive. The temperature gauge read 88F outside ... but thanks to thick clouds overhead, we had relief from the heat most of the way.

    I had scoped out three boondocking sites for tonight.

    The first was at the Oregon Welcome Center in Ontario ... this was the minimum 188-mile spot I was hoping we could get to despite the late start to our drive today. When we arrived, Mui said he was OK to drive further.

    So, we moved on another 20 miles to a boondocking spot overlooking the Snake River. It sounded lovely on paper. But we arrived to find one rig permanently moved in. That would have been OK ... except for all the junk and debris around the ancient RV. The ambiance didn’t sit well with us.

    So, we moved on ... planning to drive another 20 miles or so. We didn’t get that far. A stop to fill up at a station just off I-84 in Huntington led us to Farewell Bend State Rec Area. We took a chance and drove the 1 mile to the park and lucked into a pull-through W/E site for $26.

    As it turns out, we would have been miserable boondocking without electricity as it was a bit too hot to do without the A/C and we don’t like running the generator for long. Looks like the heat wave is breaking, though, I can hear the light litter-patter of rain on the roof ... and gusty winds are rustling the trees on either side of the Cruiser. We’re safely off the road, so we don’t mind one bit.

    Tomorrow we continue our drive towards the Columbia Gorge.

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    With a name like Farewell Bend, there had to be an interesting story to check out. We have 5G cell signal here with our T-Mobile plan, so I went surfing on the web. Apparently, and I quote from the park website, “After following the Snake River for 330 miles, Oregon Trail pioneers rested above the bend in the river here, then bid farewell to the Snake River and continued their trek.”
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    mohotravels

    Nice landing spot. We camped there once. Congrats on getting so far in spite of the delayed start.

    5/7/21Reply
    Two to Travel

    Yeah ... nice private site. A little buggy ... we’ve forgotten what it’s like to have them ;-). Good practice for AK.

    5/7/21Reply
    My Souvenir Memories

    Love this! Looks like the clouds were painted with an artist’s paint brush. (And really I believe they were!)

    5/7/21Reply
    Two to Travel

    I love watching the clouds while we’re driving and am always delighted by the different formations.

    5/7/21Reply
     
  • Day5

    Windy Start

    May 7 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    The wind blew all night ... hard. It’s calmed down a bit this morning, but the trees were swaying when we left Farewell Bend State Park to continue west on I-84. Calmer conditions are forecasted for the Columbia Gorge, our destination today.Read more

    Nickie Wilkinson

    You can just about be guaranteed to have windy travels when you see wind turbines!

    5/10/21Reply
     
  • Day9

    Drive from Marial to Umpqua Campground

    September 26, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    Hiked out of the Rogue cabin to our car. The hike took about 2 1/2 hours. The bridge is out at Marial which makes the hike longer. When it’s fixed the hike should take about 1 1/2 hours. The road from Marial is a good dirt road then turns to pavement. We took a different route back to II5 when we got closer to Glendale. It takes you to Riddle along a nice river and it is a nice alternate route. We saw a mink chase down a squirrel in the middle of the road and haul it off for dinner. We went to Roseburg and had a burger at a drive in. Spent the night at a campground about 10 miles out on Rte 38. Cost $23Read more

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