2016 Back to the Pacific Northwest travel blog

Vantage, WA - Wanapum Recreation Area - site 26

Vantage, WA - Wanapum Recreation Area - site 26, another view

Vantage, WA - Wanapum Recreation Area - site 26, and another

Vantage, WA - Wanapum Recreation Area - site 26, the view of...

Vantage, WA - Wanapum Recreation Area - site 26, the I-90 Columbia...

Auburn to Vantage, WA - our route - 143 miles

Auburn to Vantage, WA 1 - headed for the Cascades

Auburn to Vantage, WA 2 - traffic was heavy

 

Auburn to Vantage, WA 4 - Yep, can't get away from it!!!

Auburn to Vantage, WA 5 - YEA, we made it to the...

Auburn to Vantage, WA 6 - headed back down

Auburn to Vantage, WA 7 - I bet that isn't a cheap...

Auburn to Vantage, WA 8 - much different terrain on the East...

Auburn to Vantage, WA 9 - a bunch of windmills

Auburn to Vantage, WA 10 - and desert scrub next to the...

Auburn to Vantage, WA 11 - we had 10 miles of 4%...

Auburn to Vantage, WA 12 - the Columbia River

Auburn to Vantage, WA 13 - as we turn South towards the...

Auburn to Vantage, WA 14 - the campground as we approach it


Our trip from Auburn to Vantage, WA was 143 miles with most of it through the Cascades and on I-90. There was less construction than we had anticipated so that was nice. We also managed to give the Mothership a drink, the last one in Washington, thank goodness. Washington implemented an additional 40 cents/gallon tax just before summer and it has made it the most expensive fuel of the trip - we paid 2.799/gal today for diesel.

We are staying at the Wanapum Recreation Area, part of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park on the Columbia River just West of Vantage which we will go through tomorrow. We have a more or less level back-in with 50 amps and full hookups. This particular site had an easy sighting of the satellite and we have good Verizon being this close to I-90. It is a very large site with a fire pit and large picnic table and is probably the largest site we have stayed at this trip.

Tomorrow, we head for Coeur d'Alene, ID for a four night stay.

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