Tired of the June gloom in Western Washington? Want to go somewhere with some sunshine, hike to a viewpoint or two while enjoying spring wildflowers? Of course you will need someplace to park the RV for the weekend too!

You will find all of that and more just a short drive over Snoqualmie Pass on the outskirts of Easton. With the Cascades blocking the marine layer and clouds from Western Washington, spring weather on the east side of the Cascades is likely to be warmer and sunnier than the west side.

Beautiful Quincy Lakes

Hiking and fishing continually rank as the number one and two activities enjoyed by RVers. This week we will look at Washington’s 15,266-acre Quincy Lakes Columbia Basin Wildlife Area. The area features a dozen named lakes, hiking trails, stunning scenery and best of all free* dispersed camping!

Some of the lakes have direct vehicle access with boat ramps, while you have to hike into others. Species of fish vary depending on the lake with opportunities to catch Bass, Walleye, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Trout, Carp, Blue Gill and Tiger Musky. Larger lakes include:

New RV First Trip

Congratulations; you did your research, attended an RV show (or two) and purchased your first RV!  Now it's time to prepare for the maiden voyage.

Following are some tips to help make that first trip in your new RV a success:

Practice Driving:

Regardless if your choice of RV is a motorhome or travel trailer towed behind the family SUV, you need to practice driving and maneuvering your rig.

A couple of months back, we took a back-country adventure to the Smuggler Mine camp near Sheridan Montana. As promised in that entry, following is another historical place to explore Montana’s mining past complete with conventional places to camp and a few nice boondocking locations for those that truly enjoy the back country.

2017 Puyallup RV Show

While browsing through the vacation homes, hundreds of RVs or sitting in on one of the 14 different seminar topics at the 2017 Puyallup RV Show, May 4-7, don’t forget to visit the over 40 booth vendors offering something most any RVer can use. Following is an overview of what the booth vendors have to offer:

Looking to shelter your RV from the elements? There are three booth vendors ready to meet your needs from carports to full sized RV garages. Cover Your Toys booth 18, Alpha Steel Buildings booth 31 and Carports 4 Less booth 41.