After Jim Creek, we moved further north, Howard Miller Steelhead Park which is closer to Bellingham and stayed at the Skagit River. We are near Rockport State Park, right on the Skagit River, downtown in the tiny town of Rockport, Washington (population 109). This is close enough to visit Bellingham and far enough away, to satisfy my desire to be nowhere near populated area north of Seattle.
While we were here, we got a visit from our daughter who is taking after break moving out, and not yet moved in. We drove down and see her new house in Bellingham. I did try to organize some of the garage, moving things from the center of the floor and onto the shelves. It won’t help much, but you can’t find anything in a car-sized pile that you can’t walk around. Now the shelves are full, and you can walk around the pile.
This is a wonderful campsite. It is very open, with lots of grass, trees, and a good view. Next week we will be deep in the woods again, with many unknowns, camping in North Cascade National Park. We will be there on Monday. Eight days, no hookups. I’m not sure we can go that long without a water refill and dump station.
We are starting to worry about fires. This year fire season throughout the western United States is especially bad. This web site tracks the fires and current status across the west.
So far we are still sticking to our plan to cross Washington west to east and go through Spokane and perhaps all the way to Montana. Since we have wheels, we may alter the plan, depending on the conditions.
Here is a link to the google map for the area.
Link to our route Jim Creek to Portland
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