Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bruneau Dunes State Park

Our first stop on our long journey through the western US is a small State Park just south of Mountain Home, Idaho.  I have started to search for State Park Campgrounds because they tend to be reasonable in cost and uncrowded with spacious, level sites.  This campground has electricity and water hookups with paved camping pads.  When we arrived on Sunday, we were the only ones here and it was getting hot.  By 5:00 pm, the temperature hit 101 degrees.  We were grateful for the 50 amp hookup because we needed both air conditioners going to stay cool.  After getting set up, I had a chat with the Park Ranger who said he did not expect many campers during the week because of the heat.  As of this morning, Tuesday, there are about 4 other camping trailers and 5 or so tent campers.  There are flush toilets and showers available.

On Monday, I had some business to take care of in Twin Falls, about 90 miles away.  I got back to the camper about 2:30.  We drove around the park to explore some of the sites.  There is an Observatory here, along with 2 small lakes.  The campgrounds are away from the lakes.  This is a high desert area.  It was cooler Monday, down to about 88 degrees.  Fortunately it cools down to the high 60’s at night so sleeping is comfortable without air conditioning.  Today we are headed west to Chickahominy Reservoir west of Burns, Oregon.  Here are some pictures from the last few days.

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The Park entrance.                                     If there is a trail within a mile, Rosie will find it.

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A view of the campground.                               This little bird was singing his heart out.


The end of the day.

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