Entries by Elkridge

Scents of Spring

The long winter is over, and although the first official day of Spring was March 20th, it wasn’t until recently that I can look outside and both think and feel that spring has sprung.  Melting snow, longer days, chirping birds and warming sun all help, but today I could smell it…….that smell….. oh that smell!  […]


Glamping. Defined: “Shorthand for glamorous camping; luxury camping.” (Urban Dictionary) “Glamping is a portmanteau of glamour and camping and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping.” (Wikipedia) “Informal. the activity of camping with some of the comforts and luxuries of home” (Urban Dictionary) […]

Why do you Fall for Fall?

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Whether or not you’ve jumped on the pumpkin spice bandwagon, there’s no denying that Fall is in the air this week.  As we scroll through Facebook seeing pictures of fallen leaves and rainy days, reading posts […]

Spring Break

10 Reasons to Spring Break at Elk Ridge As winter melts away and spring begins to push through, we understand that camping might not quite be on your radar yet.  After all, you’ve got cleaning to do, right??   It’s true, nights are still cool, and sometimes even frigid in the mountains, and yet the […]


One year down!  It’s hard to believe we are already celebrating our first anniversary as the new owners of Elk Ridge Campground.  Its been a fabulous year of growth, change, learning new skills and making new friends! Many of you (our faithful followers) have been watching our progress since the beginning, so to celebrate this […]


Just a few days left until Christmas and Elk Ridge is beginning to look like a winter wonderland!  With a little more then 2 new FEET of snow on the ground, it would be hard not to get in the spirit of the season.  Lights hung, presents wrapped and a perfect little trail leading to […]

We are open!

With an amazing Thanksgiving weekend behind us and the end of hunting season around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to sit down by the fire with a cup of coffee and express a few words of gratitude.  With the help and support from our friends and members of the community, […]

Deer, Dogs and Deep Thoughts

Last evening, around dusk, I was walking with a few of our campers out back (mountain-term for just about anywhere that’s not where you currently are; in this case, the meadow).  I was showing them a hoof print of what is presumably a very large elk, explaining how they follow a trail down Bald Mountain, […]

Ode to Beer!

Most people in and around Washington know that the Yakima Valley is recognized for it’s wine.  With nearly 100 local wineries and tasting rooms there’s nothing that wont satisfy even the most discerning of tastes. But, did you know that 78% of the entire nation’s hops are grown here in the Yakima Valley as well?? […]

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Our first two weeks of Fall have come and gone and new campground projects are already underway. Leaves are turning color, the nights are becoming crisp and cool and days are still sunny and warm. With the end of an amazing and busy summer behind us I thought it fitting to do a summer recap […]