The couple official campgrounds back here look full but primitive sites are available. It’s not as busy as I thought it might be, maybe because the other two routes into the North Fork, Crooked River and Pikes Fork Roads, have emergency fire closures.
“Shall we check it out?” I ask Brenna as we approach a turn-off into trees toward the river.
We find a wide-open area inside a river curve with room for a dozen people. I prefer more foliage but Brenna is excited to camp on the sandbar.