Monday, July 6, 2020

Upcoming Campout July 24-26, Huckleberry Campground

PLEASE HIT REPLY to this email and RSVP to this campout so I have numbers for food. Also your campsite# would be great if you know it. Thanks!

Jim and Rita are in Site #93. 
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RESERVATIONS:
Only 18 days until our next camping trip. We'll be at Huckleberry Campground on the backside of Lake Cascade. We had to make these reservations 9 months ago and it sure seems like it took forever to get here. 

For those of you who don't have reservations, I just checked the RESERVEAMERICA.COM website and don't see anything for that weekend at any of the campgrounds on Lake Cascade. Rainbow Point which is part of the Bosie National Forest has some "first come first served" sites that weekend if you want to come and check it out (www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232087). Also, there are private campgrounds in Cascade, Donnelly and McCall which might have some sites available. FYI: Believe it or not, there are lots of weekday sites available at the primitive campgrounds at Lake Cascade for the next few weeks. That's unheard of this time of year. 

DIRECTIONS: 
From Boise, take Hwy 55 north to Donnelly. Turn left at the Sinclair station, going towards Tamarack Resort. Continue on that road around to the backside of the lake -- about 12-15 miles. Turn left onto West Mountain Road. 

Huckleberry is the 3rd campground as you come down West Mountain Road (the first two belong to the BLM -- Amanita and Rainbow Point). 



FOOD:
We'll be gathering on Friday night for appetizers about 6:30 pm so bring something fun to share with all. 

Saturday's dinner will again be about 6:30 pm and the main course will be ham and cheese sliders. We'll need to add salads, fruit, watermelon, beans, desserts, etc.  to the menu so bring something for all to enjoy. The folks from the Cascade clubs may be joining us since some of our group will be going ATVing with them on Saturday. Information on the ATV rides will be coming from Rosemary so check with her if you are interested. rosemaryzimbelman@gmail.com

We'll be gathering at our site #93. I think there is some good space around our campsite. BUT we'll probably need some tables for buffet and dining as well as chairs for both nights. Also it looks like we have some trees for shade. 

Let me know if you have questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Rita 
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REMINDER: 
PLEASE HIT REPLY to this email and RSVP to this campout so I have numbers for food. Also your campsite# would be great if you know it. Thanks!  





Thursday, June 11, 2020

Reservations for Farewell Bend - June 26-28

Good morning, Tumbleweeds. Hope everyone is having a good day! I'm THIS CLOSE 🤗 to being on my 6-week summer break so I'm getting a bit antsy! 😂

PASSING ON INFORMATION: 
I just did some checking on reservations for Farewell Bend, the campout on June 26-28. Jim and I may be able to make it on Saturday, leaving on Monday. 

Seems ReserveAmerica for Oregon is accepting reservations starting only 2 weeks out from your desired camp date. Which means you can make reservations today for as far ahead as Thursday, June 25th. You can extend into dates past those two weeks if your reservations start during those two weeks. 

If you are interested in attending this campout, you can make reservations for that weekend starting TOMORROW, FRIDAY JUNE 12th. Looking at the reservation calendar, there seem to be quite a few campsites which will be available that weekend and after (see map below). 

FYI -- our camp hosts Roy & Rosemary are in site #87; John & Nancy are in site #122 (red arrows). 

Reservations can be made at 






MORE INFO
For those who are interested in what campgrounds are open where, here is a good source of info:
https://www.reserveamerica.com/articles/camping/latest-covid-19-park-updates  


The following campout for the Tumbleweeds will be July 24-26
Huckleberry Campground, Lake Cascade, ID
ParksandRecreation.idaho.gov
 

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Rita 😎