They say that getting there is half the fun. Not sure I agree with that, but on this trip getting there was at least a quarter of the fun. We saw some truly amazing sights.
We left Oroville and headed North. I was in severe Cracker Barrel Country Vegetable Plate deprivation mode, so we had dinner at Cracker Barrel. And I got the Country Vegetable Plate. We overnighted at an Oregon State Rest Stop, next to Peter Skene Odgen State Park. I was a bit hesitant about overnighting at a rest stop, but it was fine. There were some trucks and some other folks in RVs and cars doing the same, and it felt safe.
The Crooked River runs right by there, and there’s a really great gorge. It was late in the day, so lighting wasn’t great, but this gives you an idea.
Back on the road, cat on my lap. It was a perilous journey, but we made it to the next Cracker Barrel in Coer d’ Alane, Idaho. I did say that I was in severe Cracker Barrel deprivation mode. Cracker Barrel is hospitable and will let you boondock overnight in their parking lot, so this is what we did. Nice dinner that night and nice breakfast the next morning. No photos of the parking lot.
Day Three – Lots More Idaho and a Large Helping of Montana
We pushed on to Glacier National Park and found a great little campground there. We were one day ahead of our reservations at Many Glacier Campground, so we needed to find something on the fly. Devil Creek Campground is a small Forestry Service campground inside Glacier. I would definitely stay there again. Friendly host. Good site. Quiet. Water, no dump, no hookups, $7 per night with senior pass.