August 17 – 20, 2013
After Honeymoon Flat we were scheduled to stay at Big Pine Creek Campground. Supposedly I had done the research and found a nice pull thru site for our last stop. Oh how wrong I was! This campground was not really meant for trailers although it was advertised as being able to accommodate our 25 feet and more. The road was narrow, bumpy, and close to trees. Poor Greg nearly died watching me maneuver between two trees and then around another tree that I thought for sure I was going to hit. The road was so bumpy that it knocked the fridge door open, spilled some food out, and then closed on its own. The site was not a pull thru as I knew a pull thru, but more of a parallel parking spot that had the coach’s door opening onto the campground road! Plus the truck would have had to be parked on the other side of the campground. We abandoned that campground even though I had already paid for the spot! Just another learning experience…no more making reservations, just pick out a spot when we arrive at a campground!
We headed down the road to another campground that looked more friendly. I stayed with the coach as Greg rode through on his bike to choose a spot that had easy back in ability. The feeling of success was wonderful! I did it the first time, but I really should have done a do over to get the door steps in a better place. Again, another learning experience.
The campground backed up to Big Pine Creek and was run by Jerry. He runs a nice campground and occupants at three other sites had nothing but glowing remarks about Jerry. They all also made comments about Sage Flat being a special campground, and these were seasoned glampers.