We left foggy, cool, breezy Newport, OR yesterday afternoon, drove 200 miles east and south, and arrived at LaPine State park just south of Bend, Oregon. It was in the mid 90s when we got here about 3:30 p.m.-- quite a shocker after being chilly.
Then this morning about 6 a.m. our heater kicked on. When I got up to shut it off, the temperature gauge inside the rig read 53 degrees. Welcome back to the high desert.
LaPine is a big park in a flat, heavily forested part of the state. When Jim worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry, he fought fires northeast of LaPine (near Sisters, Oregon) and said fire fighting is a little easier here because the flatness and lack of under forest (heavy shrubs and bushes) provides good visibility.