Winter dry camping in Washington State's Channeled Scablands - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-03-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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Winter dry camping in Washington State's Channeled Scablands

Hello, All!

I recently spent ten days re-exploring parts of Washington's Channeled Scablands. While the snow was mostly gone, temps were still pretty cold (bright side: the rattlesnakes stayed in their dens!), it rained most every day, and Lordy how the wind did BLOW.
And those were the NICE days.
Still, the scablands, weirdly beautiful at all times of the year, are never more so than just now as the few plants start in to their too-short green time...

At Upper Twin Lake, along Lake Creek, near Odessa in Lincoln County- click if you want to enlarge:

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A bit of the lake: white speck at center is the Trillium.....A closer look at our camp by the lake...More of the lake; lonesome aspen grove high on the north wall...

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Scablands: Lower Twin Lake in distance........At Red Rock (Natural Corral) Lake, Grant County....freestanding, steep-sided crater, origin unknown...

All that beauty, and the lakes are fishable, too.
Year-round!
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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Lovely pictures...thanks for sharing
I love that people camp all year round.

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Do you know what formed the scablands?

Ice Age Floods Institute: Welcome

It is an amazing story.
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Do you know what formed the scablands?

Ice Age Floods Institute: Welcome

It is an amazing story.
As a matter of fact, I was there on a project related to the Great Floods that formed the scablands.
PBS' Nova has a pretty good 50 minutes about the Floods, if anybody's interested:
YouTube - Nova - Mystery of the Megaflood
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Great pictures! What an interesting area to explore, I'll have to put it on my list of places to see.

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If you were dry camping in winter in washington state, you had different weather than we had north of the border. Nothing dry about camping here, lol.
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In my neck of the woods, "dry camping" means no hookups- maybe I should have said "unhooked'-
Or unhinged!
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