Tuesday, June 2
Bridget, Reggie, and I only stay one night at our camp along Winberry Creek.
It was a quiet, peaceful night. The next leg of our journey to the coast is a short one. This gives us time for a leisurely walk after breakfast and before we break camp.
It should be easy driving today — no rain.
Back at camp I start up the Perfect Tow Vehicle and turn on the heater. The crew’s fur is damp from dripping foliage. I swipe them both with a small towel and then arrange the doggie beds inside the PTV. I set up their water dish behind the passenger seat and toss in the crew (into the PTV, not the water dish).
“It’ll be warm and comfy in a minute.”
I secure the interior of the Best Little Trailer, remove the chocks and place them inside, lock the door, and push in the step. A final inspection of our campsite — looks good — and I back us out.
It’s a devil of a job backing up the steep “driveway” and turning onto the road at the top. For the first two tries the BLT jacknifes. Three is the charm and away we go!
We cross the bridge over Dexter Reservoir at the northwest end of Lowell Point Reservoir. I don’t pull over at the interpretive center for Ewell Covered Bridge. Once I’m on the road to a new camp, I don’t feel like stopping!
I exit at Route 126 west. This may not be the best choice. I take it because it doesn’t require much thought, if that makes any sense. I don’t want to deal with a “beltway.” We work our way through city streets with remarkable ease. Other drivers let me change lanes. Signage is good. No construction. Lots of traffic lights. No big deal.
About 30 miles west of Eugene, we arrive at our new camp!
The BLM website for Whittaker Creek states “RV and Truck Length Limit: 32 feet.” I’m not sure how that translates for us. We’re a van and a trailer at 34 feet. Oh well, we fit in fine!
One of the two campground loops has short parking pads best suited for tenters, car campers, van campers, truck campers, and Class Bs. I choose a spot in the other loop. The only people in this lovely campground are the camp hosts.
Oh, the flowers!
Here’s a campsite in a garden of foxglove!
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