A new camping spot

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Few weeks ago we went camping to a new spot.  Our usual, seemed a little too dry and had a wild fire earlier that made us wondering if that would be a good area to go back to this summer, with no camp fires allowed on campgrounds.

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So we tried a spot the other way. Towards the coast, an area we usually don’t visit.  A friend told us about a place they’ve gone by the Nehalem River so we gave it a try.

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I was surprised at how green it was with the dry summer (and winter) we’ve had.

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But we were pleasantly surprised that yes, we could have a campfire and with it our “wild popcorn.”

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We were by the Nehalem River.  It allowed us to swim and cool of and just have river fun.  I didn’t take pictures where we swam, neither of the ‘swarms of newts’… I have never seen so many newts grouped together like that.  I wish I would have taken my camera with me when we saw them (that’s the time I wish I had a cell phone so I could have taken a picture of.)  We’ll have to go back to see that again.

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I think the river is very low at this time, so the Nehalem Falls wasn’t much of it.  But still a beautiful view.

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And we were lucky to have found some wild blackberries.

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Lucas found them and we picked some for breakfast and snack, while camping.

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It was a fun trip and a pretty place.  We are definitely going back.  We’d love to see how the water level and the wildlife changes in the seasons.  Maybe we can go this fall and see the salmon coming up the river.  I bet it’s a pretty sight.

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One thought on “A new camping spot

  1. Glendie August 20, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing your new spot. So pretty and looks like you had great fun!

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