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Jul 4, 2016 - Happy Fourth of July!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July. The beautiful cake added to the photos was our daughter’s. Vickie made this awesome strawberry cake with blueberries and strawberries for her family for the Fourth. Jerry and I decided to drive the scenic Highway 101 to Orick for the Fourth of July. We stopped at so many beautiful beaches along the way, we drove through a lot of redwoods too. When you see signs saying “vista point” ahead, make sure you stop. The views are almost always outstanding when you see this sign. We enjoyed stopping...

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Sep 22, 2012 - Grants Pass, OR to Orick, CA

Day twenty two: Destination - Redwood National Park Soundtrack - Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, My Morning Jacket, and Maroon 5 Happy Birthday Mommy! We finished up our drive through Oregon and made it to California. We ate lunch right off Hwy 101 at Fisherman's Restaurant. It was a little greasy, but pretty tasty. We continued our drive on 101. There are giant trees everywhere on the side of the highway and the beach was right there. It's a super awesome drive. Then we turned onto Newton Drury Parkway, which had a wayside to pull...

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Jul 7, 2010 - Praire Creek Redwood State Park

I had planned this to be a short drive today. We continued up the coast to Orick and the Prairie Creek Redwood State Park. We arrived just after lunch and took the turnoff to Gold Bluff Beach inside the SP. The 6 mile road into the beach is an improved dirt road. It was very narrow and full of curves. There were few places fit for 2 vehicles to pass. And to top it off it, everyone raised a huge cloud of dust. I would have rather been in my 4x4 pickup. Once at the beach we took another dirt road along the coast to Fern Canyon. Along the way...

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Sep 19, 2009 - Fern Canyon near Orick, CA

Tina’s Birthday! Jeff and Roma McCaig drove north from San Francisco to spend the day and night with us. We met them just south of the RV and hiked Fern Canyon near Orick, CA. The road to the trailhead is dirt and has 3 stream crossings so they left their vehicle at a parking area and we all rode in the Jeep. The 2 mile hiking loop goes up through a narrow canyon with approx 20 foot walls covered with ferns - gorgeous! It was supposed to be an easy hike, but over the years many trees have fallen into the canyon so we had to crawl over a few...

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Northwest 2009

Nov 7, 2007 - Redwoods 11-7 to 11-21

One day we'd be at the beach (our 'private' beach was just a mile across the road from our site), another day we'd be walking in the Redwoods, another day we'd be looking for whales (at Requa Overlook where the Klamath River empties into the ocean). We seldom strayed far from our camp (went to Eureka once to get to Ferndale and stopped at a book store - and went to Trinidad a few times for groceries and gas). We really enjoyed the hikes in the amazing Redwoods and were excited to seek whales breaching and diving only a few hundred yards...

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Winter 2007

Sep 14, 2007 - Redwoods, oceanside cities, Roosevelt Elk

I retraced my tracks from last year from Crater Lake to the Stone Lagoon Campground where the elk hang out in the front field. First, the trip down Grants Pass into Northern California didn't seem as scary as the trip going up. I had no tow car, I was in the mountainside lane most of the way, and it was downhill. We stopped at the Redwood NP Visitor Center before Crescent City to learn a little about the trees and get some information. My sister used to live and work in Crescent City in her "hippy days", so we called her while we were going...

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Aug 11, 2007 - ORICK, CA.

We left Petaluma on this beautiful Saturday morning, having first made a quick trip to Safeway for a few last minute items and then saying "goodbye" to friends, Al and Joan, who we meet up with periodically. We are now on no time schedule and in no hurry (at least not until Christina's birthday) - we may drive 300 miles or merely 50. We will not complain about the coastal weather should it turn foggy or cold but bask in the beauty and for now it is all clear skies and comfortably warm - Smooth Sailing! The drive north on Highway 101...

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