National Park Road Trip 2010 Crossing into Oregon National Parks Traveler — Volkswagen Campmobile

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Southeastern Oregon offers attractions for Oregon Trail ranging from a fine museum and a state park marks the spot where left the Snake River Photos by David and Kay Scott.

note: David and Kay Scott summer are living what of us wish we could do: they’re a meandering path across the to visit units of the National System. This installment of trek comes from Oregon, where you can find a interpretive center dedicated to the century pioneers.

Greetings Baker City, Oregon, a town with a rich Baker City, formerly Baker, was (and may still be) a of wealth, as gold was discovered For a small town of 10,000 it has an attractive city park, an city hall, and, of all, a splendid Oregon Interpretive Center. which is we spent most of the afternoon.

We should mention that as we know Oregon mostly as a where you can’t pump own gasoline and where you don’t to pay sales tax. They charged out-of-staters an extra fee to or camp in the state parks. that is no longer the case.

The center, operated by the U.S. of Land Management, is four outside town. The center is the we have visited on this It has realistic exhibits, interpretive and a trail providing access to Trail ruts. Various are shown during the day, and the one we on the Oregon Trail was just It included many of the places we visited and written about Windlass Hill, Scotts and the Guernsey Ruts.

The admission charge of $6 for adults is a and using your America the pass for free admission is a You can view our video of the Oregon Interpretive Center at this

Following our last email Three Island Crossing Park in Idaho, we drove toward Boise. About ten south we exited in order to to Bonneville Hill, a promontory Captain Benjamin Bonneville and saw the river, trees, and valley he Les Bois, later known as This is also a point emigrants on the Oregon Trail over the hill and ruts are visible from near the You can view our Bonneville Point at this site.

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In Boise, we stopped to buy gasoline acquire some ice and groceries, and the splendid old Union Pacific You can view our video of the Union Depot at this site.

We have visited Boise and found it just as pleasant on occasion. Wide streets, of people bicycling, and attractive parks. Seems as if Boise be a pleasant place to live.

northwest from Boise, we as closely as possible to the old Oregon We had decided we would camp at Bend State Park, a we had stayed many years ago our VW Campmobile days. To show our memory, I had remembered the park in Idaho while Kay didn’t it at all. It turns out Farewell is across the border in Oregon, so the was a little longer than

Farewell Bend was the location emigrants on the Oregon Trail farewell to the Snake River, a highway they had been for 250 miles. At Farewell Bend the heads north and the pioneers to go northwest. For our video of Farewell go to this page.

The park is attractive with trees, of green grass, and beautiful views. On the downside, there trillions of mosquitoes whose mission in life is to drain all blood. They are relentless. being a pioneer without Off. or some other In truth, these didn’t to have great effect.


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