From Portland we crossed the Columbia River into Washington and went north to Silver Lake. We parked at Silver Cove RV Resort near the town of Castle Rock, WA. Our primary objective for this location was to visit Mount St. Helens.
We last visited Portland in June of 2014 as part of our road trip heading to Seattle to house sit. If you are interested, you can see the details of that visit here, here and here. This time we of course are in our motorhome, parked at the Columbia River RV Park. We repeated some experiences from our last time here and tried to see something new.
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks are closely related with Kings Canyon just to the north of Sequoia. In fact, if you visit the National Park Service website, the two national parks are grouped together. Kings Canyon has two parts: the massive canyon for which it is named and a smaller component on the west face the Sierra Nevada with sequoia groves.
It was a short drive for us to relocate to Northern Virginia to continue our visit with Valerie’s sisters. Here we parked at Bull Run Regional Park, a large community park with huge open areas, large picnic pavilions, a waterpark and a nice wooded campground. It is located in Centreville, VA, just off I-66 about 30-40 minutes west of Washington, DC.