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Copperfield Park

May 2018 Hell's Canyon
For our May campout we stayed at Copperfield Park in Hell's Canyon. The park is on the Oregon side of the Snake River. We had 8 rigs, with 17 people, attending from our chapter. That count includes our newest members John and Suzanne Hum.

In this aerial view of the area, you can see the dam at the left of center. The power plant is the small white spot to the right and up a little, (all the way around the bend in the river). The campground is in the upper right corner of the picture - below the road.

The campground itself was very nice. Lots of trees and lots of grass. Most sites have fire rings. You may not be able to see our campfire in this picture, but we did have a nice fire for our weenie roast. Of course, some folks roasted smores too. We also enjoyed a pot-luck breakfast one morning.

Our wagonmaster, Judy, arranged for tours of both the power plant and the fish hatchery.

Our tour guide in the power plant was very knowledgeable. The plant contains four generating units with a total capacity of 190 megawatts.

On Thursday we formed a caravan to visit Halfway. Scotty's is half way to Halfway.

This picture of a sturgeon, presumably caught in the nearby Snake River, was on the wall outside Scotty's. I am just amazed when I see these old photos.

Halfway is a small town in Baker County, Oregon. The town took its name from the location of its post office, on the Alexander Stalker ranch, halfway between Pine and Cornucopia. The population was 288 at the 2010 census. We had a nice lunch at The Main Place.

Gary, Sherry, Sandy, Warren and Ron stopped outside The Main Place after lunch before prowling around town.

While walking around town we heard jungle noises coming from someone's back yard so we investigated.

On the way back to the campground we took a side trip to the canyon overlook. Just as we reached the summit it started raining. The rain kind of spoiled the view of the canyon. Then as we started back the rain changed to hail. What? This is the middle of May!


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