We had planned on spending just one night, outfitted with books and movies, since the forecast called for heavy valley rain. Aside from a few sprinkles, (typical spring weather,) it actually turned out quite nice. We were able to hike along the river in the afternoon and we enjoyed a lovely evening out by the campfire.
Along with spring comes camping fever, so it seems. We’ve loved winter camping, not needing reservations and practically having campgrounds to ourselves. We were a bit surprised when we pulled up to Champoeg to be told that the campsites were full. During the winter months, loop A, which has all the mature trees, is closed. The park decided to open the A loop for the rest of the weekend…and we had a beautiful, secluded spot. We camped in site A42, which in our opinion was one of the most private in the loop.
All in all we had a great two nights…and the weekend is still young!