Metolius River

(nr Camp Sherman OR)
On the way to the Metolius River, I stopped in Bend to get gas. And then, promptly got lost; but, eventually found the road toward Sisters. I passed a nice turnout to photograph the major peaks in the mountains, before realizing what it was. Should have turned around, as there was not another opportunity up the highway.

River rapids through a forest

Metolius River

The mountain village of Sisters was very busy with tourists, and had no obvious place to park my RV Tardis. It was lunchtime so I stopped on the far edge of town for a sandwich. The drive up into the mountains would take awhile. And, I still didn’t know where I would find my next camp.

Snow capped mountain

Mount Jefferson

The general area I wanted was near the Metolius River. It was Memorial Day weekend; so, finding a spot in a campground would be difficult. Sure enough, all of the many campgrounds near the river were full. While looking, I came upon an RV friend who had nabbed perhaps the last available riverside site.

Motorhome amongst tall pine trees

Tardis in Deschutes NF

It was he who had told me about the beauty of this area. We had a nice visit, and then he suggested a forest road that could provide a boondocking camp. Sure enough, I found a cozy campsite in a clearing with tall pines. A short walk took me to a good view of Mt.Jefferson. I stayed through the holiday and then some.

Camp: Boondock Deschutes NF
Scene: Mountains, pines, river

2 Responses to Metolius River

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR July 9, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    Looks beautiful there!

    • Pleinguy July 10, 2014 at 3:54 am #

      It was very nice; I stayed several days.

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