If The Dam Breaks!
We spent three nights camping with the trailer at the Copperfield Campground, just below Oxbow Dam in Hells Canyon last week.
We arrived Monday afternoon in 92-degree heat, had a nice day Tuesday, then it started raining as I was cooking steaks on the grille Wednesday evening.
A quick check of the weather revealed a forecast of steadily-declining temps over the next couple of days, including a threat of snow flurries.
So, we hooked up Thursday morning and drove through heavy rain and high gusting winds most of the way home.
At its deepest point, Hells Canyon is 7,900 feet deep (deepest gorge on the North American continent) ~ this is incredible, rugged, scenic country!
This was our first time camping in Hells Canyon and there is much to see, including the dramatic drive over Hells Canyon Dam at the end of the road.
There is no private lodging in Hells Canyon Recreation Area other than the excellent campgrounds that are operated by Idaho Power.
Idaho Power, with its three hydropower dams in the area, has a very impressive, professional presence in the area and does an incredible job of maintaining their campgrounds.
P.S. ~ The third photo of the sign definitely gets your attention when you are camped in a campground that is below two major dams with 20+ miles of water behind them!