Oregon Hot Springs

Umatilla National Forest

Camping in the Umatilla National Forest, near Dale, OR

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Breakdown!

A fuel pump failure, it turned out. Luckily, we were in cell phone range (barely!) of Burns, OR so we could call a tow truck.

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Stranded in Burns for several days waiting for the correct replacement part to be shipped to the local Ford dealership, we started getting stir crazy. We resorted to cooking in our hotel room.

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Steens Mountains

Back on the road! Camping in the Steens Mountains. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 42.575968, -118.530482 

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Alvord Hot Spring

This hot spring has an elaborate deck structure with several pools and a changing room. When we visited, a group of scientists were sampling the water, and warned us about its high arsenic content. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 42.5441, -118.5341 

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Whitehorse Hot Springs

Nice hot soaking pools in the middle of a wide valley. The only structure nearby is a discretely placed outhouse. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 42.2757, -118.2654 

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Cold Camping

Camping near Near Eden-Valley-Road. The temperature got down to 15 degrees F at night, and our camper's water system froze — forcing the sink's spigot nozzle to explode off with a bang! in the middle of the night.

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