Capitol Gorge road
One thing that we could do was the park's scenic drive, including the long dirt road to Capitol Gorge. The parking lot there was full so we couldn't get out and hike there (this was becoming the day's theme), so we drove down the Pleasant Creek dirt road for a ways, admiring the cliffs looming overhead. Late in the afternoon, we did manage to get a short hike in, just out and back in Cohab Canyon, and on our way out of the park we stopped at the Goosenecks overlook to gaze down at Sulfur Creek 800 feet below.
Self portrait on the Pleasant Creek road
Back at our campsite, it was not quite so windy with the temperature hovering in the mid 50s. Still, a campfire was imperative and we bought more firewood from the campground host so we could keep it going through the evening. Because of the wind, we couldn't really sit by the campfire and so we stood by it instead, shuffling around to stay out of the blowing smoke. Dinner was fettuccine alfredo with chicken and broccoli. It sprinkled on us briefly and there was a tiny (30-second) hail shower but it did seem warmer and not as windy as Friday night. Despite some new arrivals at the campground, the night was very quiet - eerily quiet, in fact, in the middle of the night with no wind, no traffic, no birds, no RV generators. It's been a while since we were in the middle of that much quiet.
Pretty scenic for a scenic drive