Published: June 28th 2010June 28th 2010
Hi family & friends,
Finally getting around to putting some pics together for this…we only have about 500 to choose from…they’re so small on this website… you can double click and make ‘em a little bigger. We’re in Boise today, near the end of part 1 of a 2 part trip out west. Left O-town May 23 and we’ve spent the last month or so in NoCal & Oregon. We’re heading down to Salt Lake tomorrow, storing the truck and camper and flying home for 3 ½ weeks….then it’s back out here and on up into Idaho and Canada and back thru Montana and Wyoming.
The highlights for us have been the NoCal Redwoods, checking out the wineries in Napa/Sonoma and getting fresh Chinook Salmon from the fish markets on the Oregon docks. We took a day long jet boat trip up the Rogue river in Oregon. It held 30 people but the capt was doing doughnuts like it was a jet ski. We saw a mink and a black bear and ran some class 2 and 3 rapids…fun! The weather has been unreal… pretty much 60’s and 40’s and sunny…we had one misty morning on the Oregon coast. Our favorite
place was a forest service campground on Diamond Lake in the southern Oregon Cascade mtns. It was perfect…huge waterfront campsite surrounded by snow capped mtns., the lake was full of rainbow trout and had a 12 mile paved bike path around it, plus it was 15 minutes from Crater Lake National Park which wows you like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time! The east side rim road was closed to cars because they were still clearing snow in one part but we took our bikes up past the road block and had the whole east side to ourselves…there were 6 foot snow banks but it was sunny and in the 60’s… we didn’t see anybody else for hours. I could go on and on but time to go….
There are more photos below