We went camping for the 3 day weekend at a favorite spot of mine up in the high Cascades just to the west of Mt Jefferson. This is "dry camping" in the wilderness at an unimproved (no running water) campsite next to a tiny mountain lake on a gravel road about 10 miles above the main highway between Salem and Bend. Very few people know about this lake, and even fewer are willing to make the drive and deal with the challenges of "dry camping", so it is very quiet and secluded even during the summer season. The spot we go to is at about 4200 feet of elevation. It was perfect weather, about 80 degrees, clear and sunny....and there was still SNOW on the ground in the shady spots between the trees. We were able to have an honest-to-God snowball fight on the 4th of July in shorts and T-shirts and swimsuits. My wife's family came up to join us so there were a couple of children in camp who thought that a snowball fight on the 4th was waaay better than the fireworks (no fireworks allowed in the woods due to fire danger) that they would have been doing back in the city.