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Mar 27, 2016 - Garberville CA

We took a drive over to Shelter Cove, a small town on the coast. It is a 21 mile drive from camp and it took me over 90 minutes one way. It was uphill, downhill, sideways and switchbacks with a top speed of 25 MPH because of the road. This was a road to hell for me. There is only one road in and out so you have no other chose but drive it. Most of the drive was 2 lane and one side it was straight down several hundred feet or straight up the mountain. The town sure wasn’t much after we got there and so we returned to the motorhome. Another...

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2016 Westward HO

Mar 26, 2016 - Garberville CA

As we arise from a night’s rest, gazing out the window to see the sun is starting to peek over the mountain tops. We watch as the morning fog is burning off from the rays of the sun and the day become alive. We will spend this day traveling the “Avenue of The Giants”. The Avenue of the Giants is a scenic highway in Northern California, U.S.A., running through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101, which parallels Freeway 101 with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves. It is by far...

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2016 Westward HO

Mar 25, 2016 - Garberville CA

We finally pulled out of Vallejo around 10:00 am to stop at fruit market on the way that the lady in the park said they had everything you could want. Well we got there and it was not what she said, Candy went in and they didn’t have anything she was interested in. Back on the road we went, US 101. Our trip north was interesting because it was good road until we got near the Humboldt State Park. The road become a very narrow 2 lane road and as we drove thru the trees I needed to watch the trees on the right side of the road. They were on...

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2016 Westward HO

Nov 14, 2013 - Garberville CA

11/14 We make the relativly short move from Kalamath to Garberville CA. It gets us closer to the lower CA redwood state parks and closer to Yosemite. The northern CA coast is spectacular. We check into Richardson Grove RV park and campground. We arrive around 1430 but the office has closed for the day, things are pretty slow around here. No phone coverage ATT or Verizone. No TV and no wifi password at least for today. We get set up and then explore locally a bit. We are still in the redwoods and on the edge of Richardson Grove State...

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Apr 18, 2013 - Avenue of the Giants

Day 45 of The Big Trip Our driving distance was a little more than 100 miles, which really taxed our endurance. The scenery changed drastically as we entered the coastal range. The roadside poppies were beautiful. We arrived at a beautiful RV park, just south of Garberville shortly after noon. Jim and Sandi had driven the Avenue of the Giants, but we never had; so off we went to see these magnificent trees. The drive is 32-miles long, with stops along the way to see groves of old-growth redwoods. Stepping into one of those groves gave me...

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Sep 27, 2012 - benbow rv - garberville, ca

big red wood trees everywhere.. pic of tree of life, look carefully, see the branches, that look like there is a whole other tree growing up? couple pic's of big tree shows perspective of how big they really are. Just down the road, - elk hanging out, the big guy had himself a nice group, when they crossed the road, one of his ladies strayed from the group. He looked around and then started to scream, almost like high pitched screach/whistle?

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Apr 23, 2012 - I Warned You

Fortuna, CA. Posted Monday, 4-23-2012 Mid afternoon. 64 Deg. partly coudy, NW wind @ 6 mph. Forecast tonight = Overcast with rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Well, I warned you that I may not have an Internet connection while out here along the California Coast, and sure enough, that's just what happened. I've kind of kept track of what happened and when it happened by writing it down on a word procesor, and so now, I'll try to copy and past it here. Oh, and when I opened...

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Feb 14, 2012 - Pacific Coast, Oregon and California

We have been slowly working our way down US 101 along the Pacific Coast of Oregon and California on our way to the warm, dry desert country of the Southwest. Our first stop was the little town of Neskowin, Oregon, located a few miles north of Lincoln City. The campground where we stayed, Neskowin Creek Resort, has been a favorite of ours for some time, and it is an easy walk to the beach. It’s been a bit stormy lately, so the ocean was very active with an off-shore wind resulting in a lot of spray blowing off the tops of some of the larger...

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2012-Adventures

Aug 21, 2011 - Martinez, CA to Burlington Campground, CA

We stopped in Healdsburg, California for some wine tasting. The fancy options were a little too fancy, so we tasted wine made by a former skater under the Hobo label, and some wine made by brothers. Then we headed north, picking up a hitchhiker along the way who smelled up the car for the remainder of the trip. She introduced us to the phrase "nifty groovy" and also talked about the "hippie aristocracy" in Mendocino County and Garberville. Per her, she had been working at Winna Rainbow camp, run by Wavy Gravy of Woodstock fame. We camped...

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Spring Break 99 v.3

Apr 15, 2009 - Avenue of the Giants

With breakfast out of the way and lunch packed we begin a journey up Hwy. 101 and the Avenue of the Giants. We are located in Humboldt County home of the Redwoods. Soon after beginning we discover an interesting side trip, The Lost Cove. In the '20's when the famous route 1 coastal highway was built, this area was deemed too rugged for a road. It became an isolated fishing village. Once you arrive, it becomes a relatively flat seaside resort set amidst a long stretch of sheer ocean cliffs. The area is managed by the Dept of Interior(BLM)....

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2 fulltimers

Mar 26, 2009 - Garberville, CA

We spent a comfortable 3 nights at the RV campground at the Benbow "Resort." The campground was little more than a parking lot beside the hwy, but was neat and well tended. One day, with the weather sunny (unusual for this area) and cool, we drove to the coastal town of Shelter Cove. This is a small community of houses with a small airport, golf course and general store, at a beautiful spot at the south end of the Lost Coast. A huge new house on the bluff above the ocean was selling for under $1 million (a bargain at CA ocean front prices)...

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Jan 6, 2009 - Avenue of the Giants

This morning we left Eureka again heading south along California highway # 101. Our plan was to only travel about 60 miles for the day so that we could stop and tour “The Avenue of the Giants”. The night before we had identified a RV Park that we thought sounded good in a local newspaper ad. The park was about 55 miles south of Eureka at a place called Myers Flats. We were both surprised and disappointed with the RV Park when we arrived. It was pretty dumpy, rundown and in no way compared to the ad we had seen. We decided not to stay there...

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