Leaving Bobcat

Nights: 5
Hikes: 1
Bikes: 1
Bug Bites: 6

We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent near Winthrop. Our spot at Upper Bobcat turned out to be a perfect jumping off point for exploring the area. We made a visit to Winthrop (about 12 miles away) where I learned I’m not much for shopping anymore. With limited space in the trailer every purchase has to be weighed carefully and there really isn’t much we need.

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Twist 4th of July Parade

We also made it into Twisp to enjoy their small 4th of July parade followed by the firefighters demonstrating how they cut apart a car to extract the injured. And of course we took advantage of being close to a grocery store and laundromat to stock up and clean up.

 

Besides our bike ride (see earlier post) we found a short hike across the street to Falls Creek Falls. The first 1/4 mile is paved and ends at a viewpoint of the lower falls. We wore our Keen Sandals thinking this was an easy jaunt, but alas a dirt trail continued on and we couldn’t resist so we learned another lesson.

Lesson #3: Always wear your hiking boots.

The trail climbed steeply and at points became a bit of a scramble as the loose sandy soil threatened to send us sliding back down. We persevered and made it all the way up to see a total of 4 beautiful waterfalls. Well worth the effort!

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Chuck at Falls Creek Falls

Afterwards we enjoyed some yummy fish tacos. I didn’t really measure anything (why dirty an extra spoon that will need washed) but here’s an approximation of the recipe.

Fish Tacos – makes about 6 tacos

Mix in a ziplock bag:

juice of 1/2 lime
1-2 T. olive oil
salt – 1/8 tsp
dash of pepper
dried cilantro 1/4 tsp
cumin – 1/8 tsp

Marinate about 3/4 pound white fish (cod, rockfish, mahi, halibut) 20-30 minutes. Grill until fish flakes easily.

Salsa:

1/2 kiwi
1/2 nectarine
1/8 red pepper
juice of 1/4 lime
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp dried cilantro or fresh
chili flakes (if you like a kick)

Dice fruit and pepper. Mix everything in a bowl. Let sit while fish marinates and cooks.

For tacos:

In warm corn tortilla put some fish, top with salsa, sour cream and sliced cabbage or coleslaw mix. Squeeze a lime over the top and enjoy!

It’s hard to leave this beautiful spot. I’m not sure we’ll be able to find another one that is as good. For our first time boondocking I think we hit a home run!

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