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Quincy Lake

June 9, 2013  |  washington

Even though I made the reservation for Champoeg State Park in March, they didn’t have availability for us to stay on Friday, so I took the day off and we headed north.

We drove 5 hours to a potential boondocking spot in Qunicy Washington. When we arrived we noticed signs everywhere requiring a Washington State Discover Pass.

I guess when I was looking at the webpage for Quincy Lake, I didn’t notice the graphic on the right side of the page that said a Discover Pass was required.

Fortunately, the Ace Hardware in Quincy was open until 7pm and we were able to buy a year pass for $35. So I added that into the cost of camping for Friday night and going forward Discover Pass locations will be considered free in our cost of camping summary.

Anyway. The spot was beautiful. We didn’t even get the best one. There were a few others that had incredible views. One was taken and the other we didn’t see until we drove around the lake the next morning.

Verizon had 1 bar of extended and AT&T had 3 bars of 4G. It was a little slow and might be too frustrating for work, but would be acceptable for a couple days.

Dinner Last Night:
Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger with Chipotle Habanero Mayo, Onion Rings, Roasted peppers. This recipe was a lot of work. I didn’t make the buns, but I did do the chipotle habanero mayo, onion rings and roasted peppers. It took about 90 minutes to prepare. Brian really liked it. It was good, but I thought it required too much effort.

2013 Cost of Camping:
51 nights paid camping
108 nights free camping
159 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1,089.08
Daily average cost of camping: $6.85

 

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  1. Last night’s dinner….too much work for this lazy dazy.

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