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Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center

8697089797_b85898b430_bLazy F Camp and Retreat Center at 16170 Manastash Rd  Ellensburg, WA 98926 is indeed restful and lovely. I spent a couple of nights there enjoying the community we created and the lovely camp center. It was unusually warm, though of course cool at night. I stayed in a cabin just like the one in the photo. There is a charming river through the property and a labyrinth. http://www.lazyfcamp.org/

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Camp 6 Logging Camp, another victim of the economy


When we first moved to Tacoma over 20 years ago I remember visiting the Camp 6 Logging Exhibit in Point Defiance Park. Then, as in now, I love that this little slice of history had been preserved. Since that first time, I’ve gone back a couple of times a year, often seeing deer and once a fox. Once we took my young daughter on the Santa Train, which basically went into the forest a ways and then out again with, of course, Santa. It is an interesting, peaceful place. So it saddened me to learn that the exhibit might not reopen from its winter hiatus this year.


The Camp 6 Logging Camp’s website states “Our mission is to preserve and present to the public a portion of Washington State’s history from the 1880’s through the 1940’s as it pertains to the “Steam Era of Logging”. With photographs, paintings, artifacts and equipment displays, Camp 6 takes the visitor back in time from when horse and ox teams hauled out the timber up through the last days that steam powered “Donkeys” and Railroads worked the woods. Visitors will see first hand what life in the logging camps and woods of Western Washington was like.”

Update 5/9/2011http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/05/09/1658977/point-defiance-parks-camp-6-closed.html  Looks like they are closing for good.  It’s a shame.