We are leaving on Thursday afternoon after Hailey gets out of school and get a bit later start due to a little whoops while loading up the trailer. (I bumped the trailer hitch and dumped it off the blocks) After a neighbor showed me a trick using the blocks to get the trailer up high enough to get it back on the hitch we were off, a little frustrated but on our way just the same. Thanks Larry for you patient instructions and help!
Due to our late start we ended up setting up in a familiar camp with a premium view. It was dark as we pulled in and setting up in the dark is a challenge I hope not to repeat anytime soon. We did a minimum set up and retired early anxious to begin a three day weekend.
Morning was glorious and I explored our camp to discover what a premium site we snagged in out late nite arrival. I also discovered that our winter prices had changed to off season prices so our senior rate qualified us for $2.50 per nite for our lake side view site.
Best yet the campground was nearly deserted with only 4 to 5 campsites occupied each night. Plenty of wide open spaces and quiet, quiet, quiet.
Happy to call Spring Canyon home for the weekend.
The group site might be a great place for a small vintage trailer gather, especially this time of year!
Lots of autumn views and scenery to enjoy in the quiet of the morning.
The Lake Lenore Caves were formed during the
last Ice Age, when catastrophic floods raged across much of Eastern Washington.
These floods carved long and deep ravines or coulees, from solid basalt.
The effect of water freezing and thawing within the basalt formed cracks within the cracks allowing the torrential waters to pluck out rocks along the cracks forming large cracks that formed into caves.
Gravity continues to cause the rocks from the ceiling to fall to the floor in some caves the outer edge nearly rising up to the ceiling. In the future some of these caves could barely be visible.
At least 5,000 years ago native people began using these caves as temporary shelters and a place to work. During the spring and summer, Native Americans visited this area to collect plants, dig roots, fish and hunt. After preparing the food and plant materials, they carried their loads back to permanent villages. They often left behind mats, grinding stones food and supplies for their next visit. These artifacts were removed from the caves and are on display in nearby museums.