Getting my supplies
After my first day there, Red came over and picked me up and also brought a lot of the necessary items to perform my hosting job. To begin, he brought over a small shed, which we assembled. This was for the two leaf blowers, gas cans and various other items like shovels, rakes, brooms, etc. They also supplied me with a Honda 2000 generator which is locked on the back of my rig. Don’t forget the golf cart to ride around in. Then we took the trailer back to his site where we picked up a 325 gallon water tank. We had to fill it at his campground since there is no water at mine. That took quite a while to fill. Sherry also supplied me with all the different forms I will need to complete record payments, supplies, etc. This is my well stocked campsite.
Cleaning the rest stop
On the way back to my site we stopped and cleaned the two pit toilets at the rest stop. That is the only real bummer about this job as I have to clean them every Tuesday and Thursday. Since I don’t have a toad that means driving my rig down there with the equipment needed to clean them. It is only a mile down the road, but the shoulder of the road is too narrow to drive the golf cart on. There is also no supplies stored at the rest stop so I have to load everything up to haul down there. It is a bummer but it is part of the job I signed up for.
Ochoco Divide open for business
The following day I had all the pine needles cleaned up from the road and was working on getting each campsite cleaned up as well. Red and Sherrie came by and Red took over cleaning up the campsites while Sherrie and I put up all the signage in the park and cleaning the fire pits.
Ochoco Divide was not supposed to open until Friday but have had people there starting on Wednesday. I explained to them that we would be cleaning and making noise throughout the park but that was OK with them. By Friday everything was ready to go. Finally!
Ochoco Divide is at the summit of Highway 26. I can hear the trucks going by and many of the big rigs stop at the summit going either way to check there brakes for the long haul down the mountain.
I guess it is now official that I am the camp host. HA!! And don’t forget to buy your firewood from me!
Here is a pic of the entrance to the campground. Notice how clean the road is now!
Finally another pic of the nice clean roadway that runs throughout the park.