Oregon Hot Springs
Umatilla National Forest
Camping in the Umatilla National Forest, near Dale, OR
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.
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.
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.
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.