Lake Roosevelt

Trip Start Jul 21, 2016
Trip End Jul 15, 2017

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Flag of United States  , Washington
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Driving across northern part of Washington state is driving over mountains and thru river valleys made during the last major ice age. While to he mountains are not quite as high as the north cascades, we sit cross over Sherman pass which was a mile higher before we descended 4,000 feet to the Columbia River, better known in these parts as Lake Roosevelt.

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area under the supervision of the National Park Service. It encompasses the 130-mile (210 km) long Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake between Grand Coulee Dam and Almost to the Canadian border in eastern Washington state.

The Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River in 1941 as part of the Columbia River Basin project, named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

We encamped at Kettle Falls Campground in the National Recreation area. Campsite was $9 (senior pass rate). Walked along the lakeshore and explored for interesting looking rocks.

Last minute we decided to remain an additional day for relaxation since it was raining.  After listening to the rain for a few hours, we then went out as we have done in the past, and wiped down the sides and windows of the RV.  CharLi, in essence, got a spit bath.  The bugs came off the windows and she looks so much better.  you can feel her smiling.  

We stopped one night west of Sandpoint, Idaho at an amazing Corps of Engineers Campsite on the Pend Oreille River near Albeni Falls.  Deeply forested on  Riley Creek peninsula, it featured really good drinking water and 50 A service.  THe best news was it was only $12.5 per night with our Senior access pass.  We did get to experience the lovely colors of the sunset over the river and did some research on the campground as a future destination for the annual summer family gathering.

Now off to the next adventure.  Which way will we go?  East?  West? North? South?  hmm.
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