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Sep 30, 2016 - Redwood Nat'l Park sights

Friday, September 30th: Along the Newton P. Drury Parkway Weather: 50s in the morning with sun breaking through the clouds to warm the air to a warm 68F by afternoon Route: US-101 S --> Trillium Falls Trail (2.7 miles) --> US-101 N --> Newton P. Drury Parkway N --> Coastal Drive --> Carruthers Cove Trail (.8 miles) --> a walk on the beach --> Newton P. Drury S --> Ah Pah Trail (.3 miles) --> Prairie Creek Campground - By happenstance today we learned that the 10-mile Newton P. Drury Parkway would be closed tomorrow for the first ever...

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Sep 29, 2016 - Elk Prairie to Prairie Creek Loop

Thursday, September 29th: Hiking among Giants Weather: cool 50-60s, damp and overcast all day Route: Campground --> Elk Prairie Trail (weedwhackers but no elk) --> Cathedral Trail --> Circle Trail --> Foothills Trail --> Prairie Creek Trail --> Campground The main reason we love sleeping in a tent is to hear the sounds of nature around us when the people go quiet. Early this morning we heard an owl. - Today we planned an entire day of hiking with no driving (yay!). After our usual porridge breakfast we walked to the south end of the...

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Sep 28, 2016 - Patrick's Point & Humboldt Lagoons

Wednesday, September 28th: Redwood National And State Parks Weather: cool 55F morning, only warming a few degrees as fog blanketed the coast for most of the day Route: A short drive day today finishing the Avenue of the Giants --> US-101 N --> Patrick's Point SP --> US-101 -->Humboldt Lagoons SP --> Redwoods NP Kuchel Visitor Center --> US-101 --> Newton Drury Scenic Parkway --> Prairie Creek Redwoods SP --> Elk Prairie Campground Today's plan was to meander north again on US-101, stopping to enjoy Patrick's Point, Humboldt Lagoons and Dry...

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Jun 26, 2012 - Un randonnée en vélo et Fern Canyon

Une superbe journée qui s'annonce même si la nuit n'a pas été très chaude. On décide de refaire l'ancienne route du parc mais cette fois en vélo pour vraiment en profiter et qu'il y a peu de circulation. On fera quelques arrêts pour marcher dans les sentiers. Quelle belle façon de découvrir un coin de pays. Tout va bien au départ mais on trouve que nous n'avons pas de jambes ce matin, on roule tranquillement et avec beaucoup d'efforts. On ne comprend pas trop, on n'a pas l'impression de monter, pas de vent de face et ça continue d'être...

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Jun 25, 2012 - Première journée de pluie

Première véritable journée de pluie du voyage. Déjà que la forêt est très humide, ce n'est rien pour l'améliorer. Un temps de pluie peut être superbe pour faire de la photo. Imperméable pour moi et pour l'appareil et c'est parti. Je marche sur le camping et quelques clichés verts vous aurez compris. Plusieurs viennent me voir pour me demander ce que je photographie, si c'est mon travail ou pour mon plaisir et la conversation s'engage. De retour à notre campement, nous décidons d'aller faire l'ancienne route du parc au travers ces arbres...

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Jun 24, 2012 - Redwood NP

Journée de route vers le parc de Redwood dans le nord de la Californie en cette fête des Québécois. Nous décidons de passer par l'autoroute pour un bon bout de chemin sinon ça serait trop long (7 heures environ). A un moment donné les 2 routes se rejoignent et nous passons dans les villes et villages. Entre autres, à Willits où se côtoient les bûcherons et les hippies qui proposent des traitements par la marijuana et les pancartes ''légalisons le pot''. Nous arrivons dans les forêts de Redwoods, ces arbres plus grands que les séquoia mais...

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Nov 10, 2008 - From the Redwood Forest...

We left Seattle about a week ago and started heading down the coast. We are going to be running a Christmas tree stand in Palm Springs so it was time to hit the road again. The West Coast is amazing! We started at the top of Oregon and encountered beautiful beaches. Unlike beaches of the east, the Oregon beaches have daunting cliffs, rocks and roaring waves. We had so much fun running and jumping along the beach, while searching for really cool sea creatures. As we continued to travel along the coast we saw beautiful lighthouses that have...

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FOUR HAPPY TRAVELERS

Jul 15, 2007 - Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Following a hard 5 hour drive thru the Cascade and Coastal Mountains, we arrived at the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. What a sight to behold, the clouds hanging over the coastal mountains. Also, the wild azaleas growing on the roadside were beautiful. At Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park we again found our campsite to be outstanding. The creek ran beside us, and it was a true babbling creek. Weather was cool and refreshing. This park was established 75 years ago and sits in the middle of the Redwood National Parks. The towering...

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May 6, 2007 - Klamath, CA and the beautiful Redwoods

Well we are again on the road, we treked over to the California coast via Oregon (to bypass some mountain passes) and ended up in Klamath, in the heart of the Redwood National Forest. We are staying at the Campers Corral Campground, Darlene and Cas decided to travel with us this leg for a much needed relaxing few days, while a private contractor does some work on the houseboat. We will be here for 3 days visiting the area and just relaxing. In search of a great seafood restaurant we stumbled upon the Sea Scape Restaurant in Trinidad, CA,...

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Oct 25, 2006 - The Trees of Mystery...

Another beautiful day, the temperature is about 65, blue skies & a slight breeze. Wow, we are enjoying these unusually long summer days! Today we are going to tour the Trees of Mystery located along scenic Redwood Highway US -101, 40 miles south of the Oregon border. Marked by huge statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox it is quite the sight as you round the bend in the road! There were very few folks there, so we had the place to ourselves, again. Took a few pictures of Paul & Babe & one from the other side of the building so you can...

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Jul 29, 2006 - Klamath River, CA

A sign announcing the "Lady Bird Johnson Grove" made us curious; after some research we found that President Nixon dedicated a grove of native redwoods to Ms. Johnson back in the 50's. If we had a toad, we could have toured this; (next time). A few miles on, a sign warned of "Elk Next 2 Miles"--and sure enough there were two of them. Eureka, Trinidad and other coastal towns were quite picturesque, as were the mountains with the fabulous stands of redwoods. We had decided not to stay another day in Garberville at the Benbow RV Resort because...

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Ron and Jane 2006

Jul 13, 2006 - Klamath - Big Redwood Trees

13/7 Both had long hot baths, packed and went for breakfast. Afterwards we drove round the car park until we got a signal for the internet. Done the bank and checked emails for free. From here we drove up the highway 5 then picked up the 101. The highway 101 picks up the coast and the big redwood trees. Drove on for a couple of hours snaking along the coast. Tried a state campground, but it was full. Hour later found a campground, pitched our tent, got the fire going and cooked sausages on sticks. Sat around the fire for a long time. 13.7...

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Tripping 2005/06

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