Probably one of the things I enjoy the most about the RV lifestyle is the fun of going on hikes. I have tried to hike each day for a mile or so and many times further. Lately there have been much longer hikes such as the one I took while camped on the Metolius River. It started out that I was just going a mile or two, but I just kept going and eventually hiked 6 miles. It was a blast !!!
Here I am at the start of the trail. It was a 2 3/4 mile hike to the fish hatchery, cross the river and then 3 miles on the other side of the river to the lower bridge. Then cross the lower bridge and 1/4 mile to my Pioneer Ford campsite.
This is a small bridge near the fish hatchery where I believe they release the fish to the river.
I ran into this beautiful home while trudging my way on the opposite side of the river from my campsite. As you can see it has all the upgraded modern facilities you will ever find in any home in the area. It especially had a fantastic air conditioning system.
Then I ran into Tom who was busy fly fishing. I asked him if he had caught anything but stated he had just started. Even his trusty dog was into catching a fish. You can’t believe how cold that water is.
Then I seemed to have run into the end of the trail. I went back and followed it but it came to this same spot. I practically had to forge my way through the dense undergrowth. I even got into a swampy area where it was very wet and mushy. Then all of a sudden the trail appeared once again. It had me worried since I didn’t want to backtrack the trail I just came on to get by to my campsite.
Then all of a sudden I saw this beautiful Lazy Daze RV on the other side of the river. By gosh it was “The Breeze”!! Should I swim over to it. No way. The water was too cold and the current was very strong and I would wind up way down stream. I decided to finish up my hike to the lower bridge and cross at that point.
Finally at the lower bridge I saw a grandfather, father and son fishing on the bridge. They had just started and so they had not caught any fish either.
It was a very invigorating hike and one I really enjoyed. Tomorrow I will take another hike in the opposite direction.