This is a trip report for Cari's and my 2013-06 Quartzville/Quartzcreek Oregon adventure...
We departed after working early shifts on Sunday June 23rd...on the road heading south on highway 101 at 12:30pm. We would take the HWY 26 junction in Seaside east to Portland, then south on HWY 5 to HWY 20 near Albany Oregon. We planed on meeting our daughter in the Lebanon Walmart parking lot at 5pm for dinner at a nearby restaurant. We arrived in the parking lot just after 4pm which was record time for us...Rochelle arrived at about 5:30pm driving from Sacramento California.
After dinner we drove the additional 45 minutes north east out of Sweet Home past Foster Lake
, Green Peter Lake
, and finally driving along the Quartzville National Back Country Byway
This part of the river is a first-come-first-served 14 day max-stay off-grid camping area set aside by the BLM for public use. The river is open for seasonal fishing and year round prospecting. I'm not sure of the fishing regs as neither of us fish...we spend our time relaxing, prospecting, and rc-rock crawling.
Here we are from the road at ring #34...our "Bed & Breakfast" set up:
I have a detailed rig-report at _this post
_ over at my Parkliner
build thread here at FGRV forums.
Here is a shot of the camp looking up from river:
And another looking at the view from camp:
As mentioned in the rig-report we spent most of Monday through Wednesday under cover of tarp/awning/rigs due to steady but pleasant rainfall. Once out and about on Thursday we headed down to river and also hiked some nearby trails as seen in the images below:
The river at ring #34...where Cari spent most of her time looking for all-that-glitters ; )
My daughter and i hiked up a forestry trail and saw some pretty sights:
a small waterfall
a precariously perched tree!
And a spot on the river i visit every trip to the area...just south of a camp spot called "Miner's Medow"...
The camping part of the trip ended on a clear Friday morning. We headed down river and met at a restaurant for lunch. At about noon we said our goodbyes, our daughter heading south on i5 to Sacramento California ~9 hours away, and us north on i5 about ~4 hours back to the Oregon Coast.
Our next adventure is another 5 day trip in July...this time to the Mt. Rainier
area in Washington state : )
Thank you for visiting our blog(s) and we hope you have a happy and safe camping season!
Thom ( & Cari )