I finally made it
I arrived in Prineville, OR on a week ago last Monday. After stopping for groceries and gasoline I got a call from my area managers Sherrie and Red. They were doing there wash and wondered if I could meet them there. I looked up and I was about 100′ from the laundromat. Small world isn’t it? While at the laundromat I was able to do my wash as well which had built up for almost 2 weeks. They took me to lunch, which was really nice and we discussed the area and the my job duties.
Heading to my home for the summer
After lunch and my clothes washed and dryed we headed up to the campground. Ochoco Divide Campground is at the summit of Highway 26 at 4,700 feet. It is a small National Forest campground with pit toilets and trash, but no electric, water or sewer. It is settled into a nice wooded area with huge Ponderosa Pines everywhere.
My camp host site is very near the entrance and I do have a sewer connection. They will also be bringing a 325 gallon water tank to take care of my water needs. I got settled into my site and they would return tomorrow to bring all the necessary supplies to handle my job. This is a pic of my camp host space prior to getting all my supplies.
Fabulous pine trees means lots of pine needles
There are 200 ft Ponderosa pines everywhere. If you double click on the next pic you will see pine needles covering the road. My first project was to remove all the pine needles from the road circling the campground. Of course I had a blower that strapped on my back.
Another pic of the road with the beautiful trees.
This is another view of my rig in it’s home for the summer.
It took a long time before I made this post. I was trying to get the Internet figured out here. It can be really sporadic. Plus the fact that I was working my buns off trying to get the park ready to open. Normally at this time of the year there is still snow on the ground, but this year the winter was very mild.