We decided we wanted to spend a night out with the camper this weekend. We will not be out camping for the next 3 weeks since Joanne will have knee surgery then there is that whole Christmas thing going on. We decided to go to Escure Ranch public land area in Washington, owned by the BLM. This time we would be camping on the northern section at Breeden Falls.
We would leave home very early Saturday morning and drive the 1 1/2 hour drive to the spot and stay one night. Since it gets dark so early I did not want to attempt the road to the falls in the dark. The road into that section of the land is a single track pretty rough road. Nothing a car should attempt. Something with higher clearance is strongly suggested. For the near 2 miles in off the main gravel road it would be a mostly 5 MPH drive.
We would get to the falls and on the other side of the bridge was a fairly level spot to camp along the road. It had good views and would get the job done. After we got parked we would walk to the bridge and view the falls. It is December and the water flow is much lower of course. Still pretty though. There was also a geocache nearby so we made the find on that too.
We would go back to the camper and start a campfire. The rest of the day was filled with not much of anything. No cell coverage and no busy schedule. Our only worry was when to cook lunch and dinner and what beverage we would drink next. Sometimes our outings are filled with things to do then there are trips like this where nothing is what we aimed to do. Just take in the scenery and relax.
The weather turned out to be pretty nice. Saturday it got to 40F and overnight down to 29F. Not bad with it being the beginning of December.
The next morning we gradually got around to packing up and heading home. It was another nice trip to Escure Ranch area. This was our first time with the new camper to this area. It will not be the last trip there I am sure.
Our next outing will be for New Years. We have plans to go to Lolo Hot Springs in Montana. Just have to see what the weather will be. As long as it is not a major snow storm, we will be there.