When we arrived, the corral around the cabin was full of cows. A loud “hi-ya!” chased them out and we discovered quickly that both gates were broken. If you’re planning to take horses, check to make sure the gates have been repaired before you go.
We’d never stayed in a Forest Service cabin before, so we didn’t have any expectations. We found the cabin to be very rustic.
|Aspen Cabin from the back side, up the hill a bit|
We flew a kite up here, as the wind was crazy! The lookout is very small, with almost no privacy from visitors, so we were glad we’d stayed at Aspen Cabin instead. However, if you’re one or two people and want a lookout, Drake Peak has gorgeous views in every direction.
Our focus of our adventure was collecting Oregon sunstones. That’s a post of its own, so stay tuned!
Cost per night: $40 via recreation.gov
Amenities: pit toilet, fire ring, picnic table, fire wood, stove, cots
Our kids ages at the time of visit: 8, 3, and 4 months
Gear needed: pack n play, baby carrier, coolers, sleeping bags, large water container