In the last installment we looked at the historic Cushman Power Plant across the street from the Skokomish Tribe’s The Waterfront at Potlatch RV Resort. After checking out the resort, we headed 10 miles up the road to Skokomish Park At Lake Cushman, another campground owned and operated by the Skokomish. Lake Cushman offers a rustic camping experience the whole family will enjoy. After fishing, exploring the miles of trails, day use and other park facilities, we took advantage of our national park pass and drove along the lake to the Staircase entrance of the Olympic National Park. Deciding to take a short hike we settled on the 2 mile Rapid Bridge Loop.
For a big kid like me, the highlight of the hike was the new suspension bridge spanning the river. The bridge features a span of 215 ft and, like most foot suspension bridges, offers its fair share of bouncing and swaying much to the dismay of my hiking partner! I was thinking ‘what a travel bargain’, compared to the cost of over $30 per adult to bounce across the 230 ft. span of the Capilano Bridge operated by our neighbors to the north in British Columbia. Unexpected value added experiences, one of the best adventures in RVing. http://www.skokomishpark.com.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
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