Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cascade Lakes

We've settled ourselves at a Sno-Park on the Cascade Lakes Highway, designated in 1998 as a National Scenic Byway. The elevation is 6000 feet, so we have escaped the heat of Bend. What a difference 15 miles makes! On Tuesday we went lake-hopping.

Sparks Lake is especially beautiful and interesting. It was selected as the site to commemorate Ray Atkeson, Oregon's Photographer Laureate. Who knew there was such a thing! It is geologically interesting because it illustrates the short life of shallow mountain lakes, as they slowly become a meadow.

For more lake pictures, go to Diana's Flickr pictures here.

Randy hasn't been getting enough sleep!

A visitor dropped in with a house-warming gift! WIN member and fellow 22H trailer owner Allan Moore showed up to share the cool mountain air.


Anonymous Roaming Barbara said...

I hope you're keeping a list of all these great spots.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Ellis said...

I knew Ray Atkinson. He was a fellow PSA'er and I palled around with him at one of the PSA Conventions that I went to. Maybe it was the one in Portland some years ago. He has been dead for quite awhile, don't know how long.

8:57 AM  

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