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Jun 20, 2016 - Kamping in Klamath

Decided we needed a vacation (lol) so we headed down to Klamath River, CA...about 50 miles south of Brookings. We've always zoomed through here and there are several back roads calling to us..."take me". Plus, there are 5 or 6 campgrounds that were flooded out years ago and we have watched them slowly return over the years. We weren't sure where we were going to stay, but knew we wanted to be on the river. We were. Our first drive was down Coastal Drive. This originally was a wonderfully long, slow road through redwood forests with...

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Jul 15, 2012 - Redwoods

To start today we went to a drive-through tree that was near our campground. It is privately owned and they charge $5 to drive through. The opening was 7’ 4” and David was determined he was going to drive through it – he pulled in his mirrors and edged this way and that – wasn’t going to happen so then he had to back out – very slowly. Also at this place they have a modern bathroom that is inside the stump of a redwood – very interesting. This area also claims to have siting’s of Bigfoot – anything to make a buck, I guess. We continued on...

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Jul 13, 2012 - California here we come

Our last day in Oregon, it’s on to California. The drive from Crater Lake to Klamath, CA is on a state highway, but the road is pretty good. More logging trucks, they seem to be everywhere we go. It is mostly forests, we are not seeing any houses until we are almost at the California border. We are saying goodbye to no taxes and having our gas pumped for us. We had already faced some high gas prices, the diesel fuel at Crater Lake was $4.69 a gallon, so when we saw $3.99 a gallon we were happy . We hadn’t really expected the gas prices to...

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Apr 16, 2009 - The Avenue of The Giants

Thursday, April 16, 2009. Klamath River RV Park, Klamath, CA The Avenue of The Giants Jonathan and I headed out on our own this morning. The first place we stopped was across the road. The One Log House and the Grandfather Tree were both right across the street from us. We stopped back by the rig with milk and for Jonathan to change his shoes when we were done then headed on up the Avenue of The Giants. It turned out to be a great day. We spent the rest of the afternoon driving through the Redwoods and then literally "driving through a...

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Sep 13, 2007 - Whale watching on the N. Cali Coast

Wow, what a day! With inside info from a park ranger, we drove back to the Northern California coast where the Klamath River meets the ocean. We held our breath the whole time hoping the whales would be there...and they were! We sat and watched three humpbacks and a grey whale circle in the ocean fishing for salmon. We were both speechless. To see something that large roam around the water flipping this enormous tail every once in awhile as if to wave "hello." Not nearly as impressive as the whales were the countless seals playing in the...

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