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Jul 1, 2018 - I feel like I keep saying the same thing over and over again…the drive down the Oregon coast was beautiful. A highlight of th

(In case you think you are missing something - I have not attached any photos.) I feel like I keep saying the same thing over and over again…the drive down the Oregon coast was beautiful. A highlight of the drive was in Gold Beach where the Rogue River empties into the Pacific Ocean. It is a pretty wide mouth so the bridge is long and the ocean is just tight there. As we drove the down the California Coast we saw some elk as we drove through the redwoods and of course the redwoods are just beautiful. We decided to return to Trinidad...

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Oct 26, 2016 - Trinidad Day 2

After being kept inside on Friday we were anxious to get outside. So off we went to Moonstone Beach, Patrick’s Point State Park and the Prairie Creek portion of Redwood National Park. The National Park Service and the State of California jointly manage this park. The visitor centers are not as grandiose, roads are not very wide and the picnic and camping areas are blended into the surroundings. The natural beauty of the area is not “scarred” by cement and glass. Moonstone Beach is just south of Trinidad and we drove a scenic route to get...

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Oct 23, 2016 - Trinidad, CA, Oct 19-21, 2016

Our trip from Chico to Trinidad (on Wed, 10-19) was long but so much beauty on the way. My biggest “uh-oh” was not getting a photo of SNOW-COVERED Mt. Shasta. It was beautiful and I thought I would be able to get a photo when we stopped for gas. We stopped and it was GONE. I was so disappointed but Tom said I could get it on our next trip – much happier. For now I have compensated by using a photo taken out the window as we traveled through Weaverville, CA on highway 299. The road was very windy with several construction delays. The longest...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Crater Lake, OR to Trinidad, CA

September 16, 2016 Today is a 250 mile travel day into CA. 45 degrees when we awoke but nice sun. The road leaving Crater Lake is a beautiful drive through old forest trees and it continues down Hwy 62. We avoided Medford and stopped in Grants Pass for gas. For the last week or so we have paid on average $2.38 per gallon which is the lowest we have ever paid. It is always nice to come back to CA especially when we get to drive through the redwoods. Stopped in Crescent City as we always do to have lunch on the coast. I encouraged Bob to call...

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Apr 22, 2016 - Sounds of the Sea RV Park (4/14 - 4/16/16)

We arrived in a small town called Trinidad, CA. We are staying at Sounds of the Sea RV Park. It is not far from the Pacific Ocean. From here we can't actually see the ocean, but can hear the barking of the local seal population. On the ride over from Redding we took a scenic highway, CA 299. It took us through the mountains and was such a wonderful ride. It was about 150 miles of winding mountain road with beautiful views and vistas. Our park is just off US Highway 101. The weather kinda caved in on us that evening, but we decided to drive...

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Sep 22, 2014 - Ferns and fauna

When the sea retreated millions of years ago it left coastal bluffs behind. Waters draining to the ocean sculpted the rocky formations into sheer canyon walls. In this case, the rare result is Fern Canyon. We reached it after driving about 10 miles on a very narrow, winding, gravel road through thick forest and even a couple of low stream crossings (good job Toad!) and then coming out within yards of the beach. It is only a short hike from the parking area but worth every bumpy mile and every step. It is impossible to describe the canyon in...

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Sep 21, 2014 - More redwood exploration

The fog hadn’t rolled back out this morning so it seemed like a good day to explore the redwoods here. The way the parks are labeled is “Redwood National and State Parks.” There seems to be no easy way to delineate where one starts and another ends, and it turns out that’s not necessary. The state parks, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, are interwoven with Redwood National Park. In the late 1800’s logging was the lifeblood of this area. It wasn’t until the 1920’s...

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Sep 20, 2014 - On to Trinidad (California, that is)

The fog rolled in this morning but it was time to move on anyway so we drove down the coast to the little town of Trinidad, population 364, elevation 174. It's a pretty little town with a spectacular coastline and nice beaches. Fishing is an important activity here. We found a nice RV park located north of town and at just a couple hundred feet above the beach below, it lives up to its name: Sounds of the Sea. We explored the local area a bit and then came back and made dinner. One nice surprise: our TV reception here is actually good for...

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Jun 23, 2014 - Trinidad

We are back at the Sounds of the Sea RV Park in Trinidad. This is our third visit to the park. This time we have a prime site with a patio and swing that has an ocean view through the trees. The weather here is good with temperatures ranging from 45 to 65 each day and a mix of sun and marine layer. Yesterday was a long run day. I drove about 10 miles south to the Hammond Trail in McKinleyville. The trail runs for about 5 miles between the Pacific and Highway 101. Northbound on the trail as you descend toward Clam Beach there is a view of...

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Sep 22, 2013 - In and Out of Ca.

Sunday Major travel day. Drove 350 miles through 6 National Forest and probably double that or more in mountain passes! Tough day for ole Winnie. Stopped in Reno to crash. At night it is lit up just like Las Vegas strip. Huge casinos with over the top architecture.

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Sep 20, 2013 - The BIG trees !

Thrusday, Friday, Saturday In Ca. now. Still on the 101 coast but spending some time with the "giant trees" . Friday we took Rubi off the pavement and drove through the Jedediah redwood forest. Come to find out this is where Cody spent some time a few years back hotshoting with a New Mexico crew. Saturday we docked Winnie at a place called Emerald Forest RV in Trinidad. I didn't find the wizard, or the four leaf clover that Lynn said to find but did find a cult/commune community right next door!Another first for me! Spent the day hiking...

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Jul 7, 2013 - Trinidad,CA

I must apologize for getting carried away with the number of photo's but this area is absolutely beautiful and I know the pictures can tell the story better than I can. Our first day we visited the quaint town of Trinidad, a small coastal town about 300 miles north of San Francisco. The coast is great to see and walking on the beach was a lot of fun and even the dogs loved it. The second day we took a fairly strenuous hike up "Fern Canyon". After driving about six miles on a narrow dirt road, we took an incredible hike up a beautiful fern...

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