Our weekend camping trip this week takes us to Hog Canyon Lake. It is west of Spokane Washington about 25 miles. It is south of I-90. This area is controlled by BLM and WDFW. The camping up away from the boat launch is free, dispersed camping. If you camp down by the boat launch you would need the Discovery Pass. There is one spot down there. Here is a link to some information about the area: http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/site_info.php?siteid=273
The weather for these days was typical spring weather. Friday night was breezy with a chance of rain. Saturday was highs in mid 50’s with chance of rain and Sunday was about the same. We never did get rained on the whole weekend. Well, not until we got home. It was a bit breezy but our camp spot was pretty well protected from the wind. We actually thought it was pretty nice weather.
We got settled in and had a nice quite evening. No one was around but us.
The next morning after breakfast and coffee we did a hike down to the other side of the lake. The lake can not be seen from our camp spot but it is just a few hundred yards away. There are trails along the north west side of the lake. There was even a few geo caches along the way that we did find. Before we left we watched a tom and hen turkey walk around. They had chicks but I could not get a picture of them.
So we got our stuff on and headed out for a little hike. In all it was about 2.5 miles of hiking. Fairly easy terrain for it too.
There was a couple more caches found up to this point. We started our hike back up the hill to find one more cache and to take in the beauty of the area.
We got back to camp and pretty much had a lazy rest of the day. No other plans, just a nice relaxing time.
There is one thing that we found that was not to our liking with this camp area…other people not cleaning up after themselves. We picked up a couple bags of garbage to haul out of the area to be PROPERLY disposed of. Why people trash the area they go to is always beyond my understanding.
Sunday morning we left for home. Yet another enjoyable camp weekend. We really did like the area. It is close to home yet seems a world away. Perfect.
hog wild april 19 – 21 2013