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May 2, 2017 - Mt Shasta to Crescent City

On our second morning in Lassen we set off up the mountain as far as we could go. We were able to drive to Bunny Flat at about 6900 feet (Mt Shasta is just over 14,000 ft 4231m high). At the Bunny Flat carpark there were already quite a number of people getting ready to go snowshoeing, cross country skiing or climbing. Some people make a day trip to a high altitude lake while others do a two or three day trip involving a summit climb. Must be pretty tough with all the snow and ice. We realised that we had been very lucky on the previous day...

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Jan 9, 2017 - California Redwoods

It was still raining buckets. All kinds of high water records were being met, and beaten. We kept driving south, hoping to get out of the storm, but it was so big we were still in it. Just past the California State Line we crossed an area called Elk Valley. Yes there were elk there. All over some peoples yards. A lot of elk! I wonder who has to clean up after all that! We drove on to Crescent City, California and it was still raining. We found a city run RV park called Shore Line RV. We were thinking we would like to camp right on the edge...

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Oct 21, 2016 - Klamath, CA

Today we planned on another hike in the Redwoods but Mother Nature and AT&T (cell phone provider) had other plans for us. We needed to drive to Crescent City to get cell service so we could renew and change our monthly plan as we don't have cell service in Klamath. It started to rain by 10 am so we drove to Crescent City ( 30 miles north) this am because the forecast was for dry conditions by 1 pm. That way we could hike when it was dry. I can't say enough about AT&T's lousy service but what happened was they made an error while changing...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Today we headed back to PCRSP for a hike in the forest. We did a 3 trail loop hike which was 15 km. We saw 5 other people in 3.5 hrs, it was great being so peaceful. It was spectacular in there. The Big trees, the sun filtering thru them and the amazing undergrowth......ferns, rhododendrons and Redwood sorrel plus other plants I don't know what they are. Lush is an understatement. We could walk among this beauty everyday for days. That is what our plan was anyway........Mother Nature has her own ideas. The forecast over the next few days is...

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Oct 19, 2016 - Klamath,Ca

Oct 19 we headed for Klamath and the Redwoods. This is what we have been waiting for. Hiking in the Big Trees was the second reason for this trip. The first was the Abalone cookoff. On our way, we stopped at Lady Bird Johnson Grove. They had a very nice self guided tour of the grove. It was very informative. Less than 4% of the old growth Redwoods exist today. Some of them are 1500 yrs old. The trees are very impressive but it is sad to think of the thousands of acres of Redwoods which are gone. Luckily they have preserved the only ones...

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Jul 23, 2016 - Back to California

Our last stop before returning to Arcata was in Crescent City which has the reputation of having been hit by the largest tsunami on the mainland. In 1964 a huge earthquake off the Alaska coast caused the tidal wave which demolished the city and killed 11 people. The citizens of Crescent City were warned beforehand, but most ignored the warning since previous alarms of the threat had amounted to nothing. There are plenty of RV parks in Crescent City, all claiming to be waterfront, but all are basically parking lots with electricity and no...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Monday Postcard 9

July 4, 2016, Monday Road Trip Journal: Postcard 9 Happy 4th of July! Our plans were to go to the Fireworks in Crescent City tonight. The locals told us to get there early because it gets crowded and the parking is awful. We’re from LA, we know what traffic and parking are like; we’ve got this. We stayed around the campsite; cleaning, tidying up and relaxing until around 3:30pm, when we headed into the city, about a 20 minute drive. Our plan was to drive around and scope out the best area to watch the fireworks. Fireworks and bubbles are...

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Jul 1, 2016 - Friday Postcard 6

July 1, 2016 My Trip Journal: Friday Postcard 6 Today we pack up and head further north to Crescent City, which is on the border of California and Oregon. It should be about a two and a half hour drive. We are going to take a detour through the quaint Victorian town of Ferndale on our way. Taylor and Ashley left early this morning to head back to OC; back to their jobs and the rat race of being in the city again. It was nice they were able to come along and spend time with their parents and us. We enjoyed the perspective of their youth. ...

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Jun 13, 2016 - Fun In Crescent City

We took a short drive to the beach in Crescent City, California today. It is so nice being so close to wonderful places to visit in California as well as Oregon, we are only three miles from the Oregon border. We visited Crescent City way back in 2009, we did a whole update on the incredible Battery Point Lighthouse. If you would like to know more, check out my update for 2009. I am only adding one picture of the lighthouse today, I posted a lot of them in the other update. We went back today to see the beach and to have some fresh...

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Mar 30, 2016 - Crescent City CA

We needed to go to Wal-Mart today so Candy could get her haircut. We did drive around Crescent City and found out there isn’t much here. One of the issues in this area most of the recreation is hiking the trails in the forests. Well that is not one of the activities that I cannot do so that is out of the plan. We did stop at The Apple Peddler restaurant for some fish and chips, which was very good. Found out that this restaurant is a chain here on the west coast but it was still pretty good. Returned and made plans for out departure...

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Mar 29, 2016 - Crescent City CA

Crescent City is different since it is subject to tsunamis. One event in particular is commonly cited as "the largest and most destructive recorded tsunami to ever strike the United States Pacific Coast." On 27 March 1964, the Good Friday earthquake off Anchorage, Alaska, set in motion local landslide tsunamis, as well as a trans-Pacific wave. The tsunami wave travel time to Crescent City was 4.1 hours after the earthquake, but it only produced localized flooding. The second and third waves to hit Crescent City were both smaller than the...

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Mar 28, 2016 - Crescent City CA

We pulled out around 9 am this morning heading north to Crescent City California for our next stay. This area has the National Redwood Forest so we will be visiting some more Redwood Trees. We will be staying at the Crescent City / Redwoods KOA for 3 nights and then on to Oregon, we are only about 14 miles away. This time we were in California was 42 days and we will cover around 1300 miles from the southern border to the northern border. We will be glad to leave because everything is so expensive in this state to many taxes. This state is...

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