Last leg of journey completed
I drove the last leg of the journey to my home for the next 4 months. It was only 51 miles but I was anxious all the way as I wasn’t sure the campground would be opened. When I arrived the gate was open and I just drove right in.
This pic shows the entrance to the campgrounds.
Then I found the host site and started moving right in.
Cloudy and Rainy
When I arrived it was raining and very cloudy. Chica and I walked around the campground and she was fascinated by the Canadian geese.
This was quite different then what she is used to seeing.
The following day it was sunny and I awoke to some really fantastic scenery. I couldn’t believe how beautiful this place is with snow-capped mountains all around. The next couple of pics were taken about 50′ from my campfire. The lake is right there so I will have easy access with my kayak.
We took another hike around the campgrounds. This is the road leading around it.
The trees are very tall as you can see.
This is a view of the lake and mountains from the day use area.
Day use for fishermen
There is also a day use are for fishermen with a boat ramp
This is a sign that shows Baker Lake. We are at the dot at the very bottom portion of the lake.
There was a mom and pop Canadian Geese enjoying the lake.
I was using my Millenicom Hotspot attached to my Sleek booster, but I was only able to get a very slow 3G. I tried uploading my pics but it took several hours for just 2 pics and then I would lose the connection every now and then. I had to pick up my mail in Concrete, WA so decided to check if the connections was faster down there. AHA! I got 4G in this small town and my pics loaded very quickly (4G).
Glad you made it safely, although I will say I’m envious. I went to college in Bellingham and love the town. Find the closest Woods Coffee (http://www.thewoodscoffee.com/) and they’ll have free Internet. They have the best coffee in the state.
Oh my that is some really neat country. I loved running around in that area. However when your job is finished don’t linger in heading down from the hills. Winter comes quickly when it comes.
The sunny days in that area are just unsurpassed! So beautiful !!!
Very lovely area with grand views! I doubt that it can get much better than that! Enjoy, as I know you will. 🙂
A beautiful spot to spend a few months. Hope you enjoy the experience. Take care.
Jim… The cg looks great. We head for the Metolius on Wednesday. Have a great summer!
David and Nola
Beautiful area, must say I’m jealous of your job there… expect great blog posts when you can…to keep us all up-to-date. Chica will find all kinds of new smells to check out. Enjoy!
Wow! What a great job. And with your car, you should really enjoy coming and going when you want. Your readers will be in 7th heaven this summer. Enjoy!
I thought you might find a good connection in Concrete, Jim! Enjoy this gorgeous weather–Chica will have fun with all the new smells. Does she have some grass she can roll in? I second what doc says about Woods Coffee in Bellingham–both the coffee & the town are worth a drive on one of your days off!
I think you have died and gone to heaven!
Looks like a beautiful place. Should be a nice summer home.
What a lovely spot to spend the summer!!!!
Beautiful! Does Chica go kayaking with you! Does she have a little life jacket?
Chica does not like going near the water. I would not want to take a chance with her in a kayak. Not yet anyway.
It looks beautiful there! What a great place to be! So what mountain is that in the background?
I believe it is Mount Baker. Sure is beautiful.
Hey, Jim. . . . Wow! You found a great place to camp host! You’re going to have fun on that lake. BTW, I gave you a geography mini-lesson over at my blog. 🙂 Sue
Tough duty, but someone has to do it! Hope the campers and the weather are pleasant all summer.
Hi Jimbo, You are one “Lucky Dog”. As is Chica of course. Really beautiful place you are staying. Really great pictures as usual. Enjoy your stay…HoboJoe
Looks like you picked out a beautiful summer spot!!!
I’m glad you made it safely – and what a beautiful place to spend the summer! I’m looking forward to hearing all about your camp hosting adventures. 🙂
What a wonderful place to be for the next several weeks!!