(12) Preparations, Sea Trials Part III
3 Island Crossing S.P., Glenn's Ferry, Idaho
Late October 2016
Let's Go Camping
Even though Linda and I have been camping for over 40 years, we haven't been camping for a while and it's been even longer since we were in our primitive tent trailer.
The Ranchero and the trailer make a great camping outfit. I have to say that this overnight campout to Three Island Crossing State Park Idaho went smoothly. Three Island Crossing was one of the points where the Oregon Trail crossed the Snake River. There is an annual reenactment of the crossing held every summer. The crossing is still treacherous and there have been horses lost during these reenactments.
Reenactment of Oregon Trail Snake River Crossing
|A Cozy Bed|
Unfortunately we were not able to go camping before mid October 2016. We only got in one outing, although we will plan to go again in the spring. The weather was pleasant, although it took me a while to recognize the sound of the leaves falling on the roof of the tent. We feel like are set.
Camp Backyard- April 30 2017
We had hoped to get out of town to a campground. Unfortunately the spring weather would not cooperate. Weather limited us to the backyard, but we thought camping again was worthwhile to assure ourselves that we were taking everything we needed, but no more. The weather was chilly, in the mid-30's, although we stayed warm in the tent trailer. This was reassuring as I'm anticipating some cold nights in Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
The camp was well equipped and comfortable. We were even able to have a fire, and the price was definitely right!
|Camp Backyard, April 30, 2017|
|One of the well equipped fire pits at Camp Backyard|