Friday, October 09, 2009


Woolly mullein
Verbascum thapsus

We stayed an extra day at Cascade Meadows RV Resort north of La Pine because of the snow. On Monday, in order to get ready to leave, Earl got the ladder out and scraped all the snow off the slides and then he got on the roof and scraped the snow off it.

We stopped for diesel in La Pine on our way south ($2.739) and had lunch at the Subway in Chemult. We spent the night at a Passport America park in Klamath Falls...actually several miles west of Klamath Falls. The RV park was part of a mobile home park and golf resort. It was touted an an "RV resort," but that's a laugh! Let's just say it's not someplace we'd stay again.

On Tuesday, we continued our trip south, traveling SR-139 to SR-299 into Alturas, California, after stopping first at the Wal Mart in Klamath Falls to do grocery shopping. We stopped to fill up with diesel ($3.059) in Alturas, and then continued heading east on SR-299 through the Warner Mountains to Cedarville, California. We drove through their RV park planning on staying there, but all the sites were pretty small, so we stopped at the BLM office in town to find out if there was any place we could spend the night as we traveled south on CR-1. The woman we talked with pointed out an area in Nevada on the gravel road that heads into Wall Canyon.

Once across the California/Nevada line, CR-1 changes designation to SR-447. We found the Wall Canyon road and pulled off several hundred feet to a flat area beside a windmill. We had a great view of the valley from this vantage point!

Overnight, though, it got really cold! If we're in an RV park hooked up to electric, we'll run our electric heater on it's lowest setting during the night, but when we're boondocking, we can't do that. We also don't run our forced air furnace at night, mainly because it draws so much battery power, so when we got up in the morning, the inside of the rig was in the 30's! Brrrr....

On Wednesday, we continued our trip south on SR-447 to US-50 where we headed east to another Passport America park in Fernley, Desert Rose RV Resort. This one was really nice...someplace we'd definitely come back to.

The next day, we drove into Fallon to pick up a few groceries at Wal-Mart and get diesel ($2.699). We stopped at the fairgrounds to have lunch and then continued our trip south on US-95 to one of our favorite overnight stops, 20-Mile Beach along the western shores of Walker Lake north of Hawthorne.


View from 20-Mile Beach
Mt. Grant near Hawthorne, NV

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