I envy you that campground.I'd like to do some hosting,but the DW isn't too sure about it. We have been by that area several times on the way to the beach from Portland and have never stopped to see it.We have pulled a trailer over the hill from 20 to 30 on 47 and that was a bit of a trial,but gorgeous country and well worth the trip.
It's far eniuff out in the hills to give you that rustic feeling,but only 20 minutes from Hillsboro to do your shopping.
Just do what Marji and Dave are doing...a month at a time (if they'll let ya).
20 from the coast to I-5 is a good road. 30 from Portland out to Astoria isn't bad except for that first hill you hit after crossing the river from Longview...a right-hand turn to an immediate 7% uphill grade for 2 miles. Yipee!
Can't you get Portland channels on an antenna there? I hope you don't wash away--pretty wet in this part of the country right now! Tell us if you see any wildlife. Are you in your little trailer again?
Tried using the little trailer for a two months siting and well, let's just say we survived and leave it at that!
Righ now we are ~10 miles north of Banks and 10 miles south of Vernonia on Highway 47 .. so pretty much snuggled down in the woods in the volunteer sitings section, making it difficult to get tv reception - but do have one channel, but most of what we want to know about is on the internet anyway. And great Verizon internet signal here. However staff has a loaner modem for those who have a phone & phone hookup in the RV.
Feb 1st will be in rv park with tv cable, so not that big a deal for three weeks or so. Ft. Clatsop volunteers are sited at the KOA across from Ft.Stephens. As to rain, that is what makes these lovely forests.
Got a charge out of an outside sign here at the park which showed the difference between a bobcat and a mt lion (or cougar). And the first thought that came to my mind was SIZE! And don't intend to wander off the trails, so should be ok.
This volunteer stint will certainly give these two old seniors' brain cells a workout as we learn more about this area in which we have not been before. A lot of history and trail information to bone up on in order to answer visitor questions. Looking forward to 2012 that is for sure.
Full-Time RV'rs - Grandma, Grandpa, & Petunia, 8 yr old Chi
2008 Suburban / 30 ft. Alpenlite Travel Trailer
VOLUNTEERS - NPS, Oregon State Parks, USACE, Christian Retreat Centers, Local events, etc.
Happy New Year to all of you in our group here. We look forward to May and our gathering..
Retired 05, we are back in Yuma, got here on Friday and are settled back in. Went to a small New Years party last night, just 56 people there. We had a a great time and so glad to be back. Mid to high 70s all this week, hard to beat that kind of weather.
BigDog, this time last year I had been two weeks thying to move that kidney stone and they finally to me in on the 3rd and blasted that puppy into itty bitty pieces and it still was not any fun. That kidney stone had me on the floor crying like a baby. You have my complete sympathy.
National Tradewinds with Nissan 4x4 Ext Cab/Honda CRV Toad
It's the Journey not the Destination
RVing since 1970
That's the reason I went to the emergency room on wednesday night 'cuz I was lying on the couch and not able to move.It was a toss-up between calling 911 and getting there on my own. Jeanne was at her mom's,she's not doing well,and I was with Ryan and the dawg.Man,but that IV really felt good once it took hold.It came back on thursday,but I had Percocet by then.Not much since then except for several little twinges and one big one while I was in the middle of walking the dog at Clear Creek,that one put me on the bench for a few minutes.It was interesting as I was talking with a group of folks with their dogs and one of the dogs,Great Dane,came over and stuck his nose in my side about 30 seconds before it hit.Then,while I was sittting down,the dogs were all around me..They know....
DavidG,the only two major,?, roads I haven't been on in that area are 202 from Jewell to Astoria and 53 to Nehalem.Have heard that neither one is too much fun,or are too much fun,depending on your driving ability and adventuresome nature.Or also wanting to see what your towing behind you thru your side windows instead of you rear or sideview mirrors.I do want to go to saddle mtn sometime tho for a day trip.
On the 6th try I think you can get to my New Year's Message on this link! Some may have seen it--it's had over a million hits on You Tube. Beautiful message, photography, and music. Here's wishing all safe travels, no breakdowns, and great friendships in 2012!
Linda and husband Dave (retired US Army) W7DDW
Magic, Yellow Lab Female, born 18 July 2010. R.I.P., Jake!
2002 Arctic Fox 25R, Yamaha 2400i Generator
2003 DODGE 3500 SLT Quad Cab, 4x4, SRW, HO CTD, 3.73, 48RE, Jake Brake
Guess what y'all.... the Bigdog is gonna be joining the elite round of GREAT Grandparents in February.. S'posed to be a boy and arrive on Valentines day..
Only problem is that I'm not old enuff to be a great-grandparent.