Me and the Missus decided to try camphosting up in Oregon for the summer. Spoiler alert- we ended up quitting when the place basically became overran by every shit-bag transient from Eugene to Portland. But, I digress....
We decided to take the scenic route to OR, enjoying a stop in the Teton Valley, a first for us. We found a free boondocking spot on the north end of the valley that afforded some amazing views. It's been said that sunsets on the Tetons are average. We got lucky.
The sunrise was equally impressive and I discovered a few other Airstreamers had pulled in during the evening.
Interestingly, the other Streamers were all full timers, and two were families. Pretty amazing to sit around the fire at night talking adventure. As of this writing, one is up in Alaska, one is making its way through Central America. It was nice to have some camaraderie, something you don't always find on the road.
Met our very own Pastor Ben for the first time and left proud to have finally made his acquaintance. There was no fishing on the menu as the Valley was in full run-off mode, but it didn't take away from the awe. And, of course, it was a good place to gather more provisions.
As much as we loved the valley, you could almost feel the pending crush of tourists waiting for south Yellowstone entrance to open. And apparently, some things need pictures to get the point across.
We moved across to Oregon with a quick stop in Boise. The kid was getting out of the Army and was looking to relocate there to go to Boise State. So we spent a day looking around. Damn, that's an awesome place.
Did some touristy shit along the way.
We finally pulled into our camp spot for the season and it was perfectly situated on a bend of the Calapooia River. Next day, we were working.
The dogs were not working...
I discovered the joy of Oregon waters and managed to catch a hatchery feesh while being taught to swing a fly (which is addictive as hell). That fish came home with me, the first time I've kept anything in freshwater in prpobably 10 years.
But mostly I enjoyed small waters on timberland where I could ply the 3wt at natives.
Chapter II coming next~