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After 12 years of full-time rving, we've sold our truck and trailer but we're still traveling. Email us at wowpegasus@hotmail.com if you would like to contact us.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Checking Out the Back Roads

A guy was in the office the other day and mentioned that he had just taken his grandchildren to a natural water slide that was about 13 miles from us. He also mentioned a waterfall that was an additional 2 miles. Well the temp was 91° yesterday and 86° today so we thought it would be good to go check out the waterslide. We went up Camp Creek Road, which was paved all the way but it was only one lane wide in places.

We looked for the trail to the water slide but didn't find it on the way up the road. We did find the waterfall so we knew we had passed the water slide. It's hard to see the waterfall through the trees. It was lower than the road.
We went back down the road and when we got close to where we thought the water slide should be, we started taking turns walking. I would walk a while and Nolan would drive the car up to a place ahead of me then he would start walking. We leap-frogged like this for about three miles but never found the rock slide. Gonna have to ask some more locals about it. I sure hope we could find it. Cheap entertainment on a hot day.
On the way back down the road we saw a cat walking on the road. No, not a house cat... more like a cougar. We didn't get close enough for a good look or a good photo but you can just make it out on the right side of the road in this photo.
Since we didn't find the rock slide, we decided to check out another road in the area... Buck Creek Road. This one wasn't in as good as shape as Camp Creek Road and it wasn't as wide either.
It went into a heavily logged area. See the road going around the point to the left? That's where we were heading.
We got past that then went up this path. Shortly after this we met a loaded log truck and barely got off the road enough for it to get by so we turned around and headed back down. One encounter like that was enough for us!
There was a turnoff by that point of land to this road that went down the hillside and another road that went up the hillside on the other side of the road.
The truck that had passed us.
We stopped by this National Forest campsite that is about two miles from Loon Lake Lodge. There is a boat dock on the opposite side of the road. Your truck and trailer can't be over 50' long to camp in this area (and I think that is too long) so we couldn't get in here with our truck and trailer since it's 60' long hooked up. Typical of National Forest, National Park and State Park campgrounds.
One of the campsites in the loop. Yes we are headed downhill in the car but the space is level.

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