I’ve lost my zeal for the Oregon Brewers Festival (perhaps next year I’ll take the Thursday off and go right at noon, before the hoards descend).
So this past weekend Heather and I got out of town. We’ve nearly exhausted the close-to-town campgrounds on the Oregon side of the river, so we decided to head north. North and east, to a small campground a few miles off Washington Highway 14 between Stevenson and Bingen called Moss Creek. We didn’t know much about it, as descriptions on the internet are scarce and it’s not mentioned in our one Washington camping book, but they take reservations so that decided us.
Though not the best campground we’ve stayed at, Moss Creek proved convenient to exploring The Gorge, Mount Adams, the Big Lava Bed, and other sights. We experienced fantastic weather for the first time in our half dozen or so camping trips together, and we branched out in our camp cookery: we baked biscuits and rolls on the campfire; and I can now unequivocally state that one thing our previous camping experiences lacked was fresh baked bread!
As usual Heather has blogged our latest adventure, with map (stolen above), photos and a deft sense of humor, at Mile73:
Turns out the crowds weren’t too bad at the Brewers Fest Friday afternoon/night. It was a good time.
Diane – Next year I’m going to plan ahead and take Thursday or Friday afternoon off to give the fest another chance.
You should call this feature “Dave Goes”
BlazersBlog – Dang, that’s a great idea . . . I think I’ll use that starting next installment . . . thanks!
Hi! found you while Googling moss creek. What was the light pollution situation like? Is there a campsite no more than 2 hours from Portland that’s good for meteor shower viewing? We don’t have all wheel drive so we wouldn’t be able to handle too rough of terrain. Thanks!
Sorry, I can’t really say what the light pollution situation was like. Here’s a good review of the trip. Cheers!