Sage Flat

August 17 – 20, 2013

By Amelia

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.

The nicest campground along Big Pine Creek.

The nicest campground along Big Pine Creek.

Site 18's proud glamper.

Site 18’s proud glamper.

I love our mat. It is so delightful to just lay on it and gaze up at the sky or read while big raindrops start to fall on me.

I love our mat. It is so delightful to just lay on it and gaze up at the sky or read while big raindrops start to fall on me.

Note where the stairs are located. I won't make that mistake again.

Note where the stairs are located. I won’t make that mistake again.

We went to watch the puffy clouds just a few miles down the road. There is an almost full moon up there.

We went to watch the puffy clouds just a few miles down the road. There is an almost full moon up there.

Goofing off with the sun and a big storm behind us.

Goofing off with the sun and a big storm behind us.

I sat here several times watching the water, thinking about all kinds of things...especially my Farr family returning to work. It is really strange not being in a classroom after 13 years.

I sat here several times watching the water, thinking about all kinds of things…especially my Farr family returning to work. It is really strange not being in a classroom after 13 years.

6 thoughts on “Sage Flat

  1. Know exactly where you are coming from. Day 2 on our Airstream adventure was parking in an Oregon forest, narrow road, trees all around, barely got the trailer through to our camp site. Tie down the frig door with a rope and loop around the TV bracket when you travel. Drawers can fly open, make sure they are shut before pulling away.

  2. Greg,
    Good Sam produces a very good book rating campgrounds that we used. It was rarely wrong in description of campgrounds and ratings. You can purchase one at any camping store or probably a lot of campgrounds. Although I never used it, I am told a rating guide produced by Woodalls is also very reliable.
    Ted

    • Hi Ted!
      Thanks for the info. We just might like a good old fashion book instead of the internet!
      Have you been out riding in Sycamore lately? Sycamore is the one place I miss riding the most! We are going to be in SD soon and I am looking forward to visiting Sycamore.
      Amy

  3. Amy,
    I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pictures, but I have to tell you that the picture where you are sitting on the rocks and watching the water run down the stream, I really felt your yearning to still be with us at Farr. That is not to say that you are not enjoying yourself, but like you stated, 13 years in the classroom is hard to let go of. Imagine how amazing it will be, if and when you return to the classroom, to share all of your experiences and adventures with your students. There is no better learning experience than that which is shared with others.

    Irma

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