Red Mountain Campground, south of Bozeman, Montana
The drive to Red Mountain Campground
We could walk across our campsite to soak in the Madison River and watch rafters float by.
This is the river the crew and I floated in the summer of 2012.
Delmoe Lake, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, east of Butte, Montana
It’s a twisty, uphill climb to this reservoir, but well worth the effort! We camped here for two weeks.
As water was drained off the reservoir, Spike found mud to make himself boots.
This is the path from our campsite to the lake. A place to read and watch the ducks.
Quartz Flat Campground, northwest of Missoula, Montana
A pretty, well-maintained, and inexpensive campground convenient to I-90. Dump station and drinking water for no extra charge. We stayed one night.
Sloway Campground, northwest of Superior, Montana
Another well-designed campground conveniently located next to I-90. It’s between Superior and St. Regis, Idaho.
The crew and I took the path from our campsite to cool off in Clark Fork River. Such a lovely spot so close to the interstate!
Bumblebee Meadows, Coeur d’Alene National Forest, Idaho
We boondocked along the north fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, east of Lake Coeur d’Alene and north of Pinehurst, Idaho.
Our camp was surrounded by trees and had cool grass for Bridget and Spike to lie upon.
Willows Campground, east of Yakima, Washington
Willows Campground was our first camp along the lovely green waters of the Tieton.
The campsite had two levels. The BLT above and the table, fire “pit,” and river below.
We only stayed a few days, because sites were reserved for the upcoming weekend.
Tieton River Camp (first), Wenatchee National Forest, Washington
A secluded boondock next to a beautiful river… What more could anyone want?
This was the place where I drank my coffee in the morning.
The crew and I enjoyed an afternoon at nearby Rimrock Lake.
Tieton River Camp, (second), Wenatchee National Forest, Washington
Our second boondock along the Tieton River. We drove into Naches and I had my first taste of Washington peaches. Luscious!
The Tieton River shows its power with frothy white water on luminous green at Wild Rose Day Area.
I watched this American dipper for several minutes as he posed and dipped near my chair as if he liked my company.
North Fork Campground, Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, Washington
North Fork Campground is on the north fork of the Cispus River near Randle, Washington. Bridget, Spike, and I shared several walks along the river and through the forest surrounding the campground.
The river behind our campsite was Spike’s favorite spot.
See the Best Little Trailer among the trees? Moss, ferns, and banana slugs, oh my!
Takhlakh Lake and Mt. Adams, Washington
My first sighting of Mt. Adams took my breath away. Bridget, Spike, and I hiked half-way around the lake.
Spirit Lake and Mt. St. Helens, Washington
Amid remnants of the destruction wrought by Mt. St. Helens, Spirit Lake lies serenely still. Along with Takhlakh Lake (previous photo), this was one of my favorite day trips of 2013!
That concludes the summer of 2013. Next post: We explore the Olympic Peninsula and Bridget and Spike take their first ferry ride (including their first elevator experience)!
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