What was his PC/RAS behind conducting a traffic stop on you? Or was it another road-block that is all to common down there by the Tri-County cops and their Forestry Service overlords?
Or was his RAS being that anyone traveling on that particular highway is to be considered drunk, and/or driving without a license or insurance until he stops them, and conducts a visual search of your vehicle, while sniffing the air of your car, and demanding your papers while trying to decide if you're an easy target for harrasment?
Glad you enjoyed the Gorge, Sorry you had to be subjected to the whims of Wolfe's Sheriff dept. Personally I know a couple deputies on that side, as well as Menifee, and Powell; So take heart when I say it could have been worse.