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May 9, 2017 - Avenue of the GIANTS

Howdy were here literally on the Avenue of the giants in Redcrest,California our accommodations are at ancient redwoods rv park nice paved pull thrus and full hookups And the trees are huge nothing like i ever seen.We had a great last day in ft.Bragg with the 10 mile coastal bike trail was fun Then another white knuckle mountain trip in the Rv to get here. But Houston we have a problem our main slideout has blown out the motor so were are living in tight quarters for the meantime. We are in hot pusuit for the new motor and at post time we...

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Aug 31, 2016 - Brookings OR to Redcrest CA

Brookings OR to Redcrest CA Day 104: Tuesday August 30, 2016 Our time on this trip is getting short: We have four stops remaining—two for sightseeing and two overnights getting back to Mesa on September 8th. Our move today is to Redcrest, a small community in the California Redwood area; the objective is the Ancient Redwoods RV Park. The route is 146 miles on US 101 south paralleling the coast to Eureka, CA then southeast following the Eel River (our last time on the coast this trip). US 101 is designated as the Redwoods Highway beyond...

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Jul 3, 2016 - Sunday Postcard 8

July 3, 2016, Sunday My Trip Journal: Postcard 8 Today’s itinerary included a bike ride along the Myrtle Creek. The trail head was only a few miles from camp and the bike trail itself was about 19 miles. Riding nineteen miles wasn’t our goal; we would leisurely ride as far as we wanted and then return. First of all, the small parking lot was packed as it was also the area people used to launch boats. Our ride immediately started uphill, so we all had to walk our bikes up, cross over a bridge under construction-that was only one lane wide,...

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Jul 2, 2016 - Saturday Postcard 7

July 2, 2016 My Trip Journal: Saturday Postcard 7 We thought we were up early enough to get to the laundromat and confiscate the washers and dryers before everyone else in the campground. Evidently, not! Maureen had an encounter with a very determined woman that made it very clear, in her stern voice, that she was next in line for three of the washers. We all thought that Maureen could have taken her down easily. So, change of plans, the laundry will have to wait until later. It’s off to Crescent City. Alan and I really wanted to repeat...

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Jun 30, 2016 - Thursday Postcard 5

June 30, 2016 Road Trip Journal: Thursday Postcard 5 We slept in this morning after our bike expedition yesterday. Today's plan was to drive our trucks, dogs, and 6 of us in tow, to the banks of the Eel River. Of course Steve and Alan think this is so cool because they most likely need to put the trucks in four wheel drive. The bank of the river is very rocky and that's just what they had to do. Ashley found a place in the 101 Things to do in the Redwoods that would be good for a picnic and for the dogs to run around. It was close by and...

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Jun 29, 2016 - Wednesday Postcard 4

June 29, 2016 Road Trip Journal: Wednesday Postcard 4 We were up early for a planned 6 mile bike ride along the coast about an hour north of us near Eureka in the small town of Arcata, CA. Alan had read that the Hammond Coastal Bike Trail was a great trail with some hills but it would be doable. The Moore's bike rack was packed with their four bikes and we were ready to go. Once out of the redwoods, we passed through so many small towns with population of not more than 200 people. I wonder what folks in this area do for a living; there are...

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Jun 28, 2016 - Tuesday Postcard 3

June 28, 2016 Road Trip Journal: Tuesday Postcard 3 Up early with Maureen, Alan and the dogs to walk around the campsite. The girls were on their bikes. Ashley had a run in with one of the giant stumps she sat on, use your imagination for the rest of the story. Needless to say sitting may be painful. The Immortal Tree Stands here as a tourist attraction. It seems the 284' tree, now 248' has withstood, getting hit by lightning, floods, and fires over the past 950-1000 years old. No wonder the name, Avenue of the Giants. These trees are...

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May 14, 2016 - Troubles and Challenges

Ancient Redwoods RV Park, Redcrest CA Saturday, May 14, 2016 11 am PDT Starting out, it was quite a bit harder than I imagined. Everything takes longer to do to unhook and reconnect power, water and sewer. On the road, there was lots of traffic, not only through LA but on the 101 in Santa Barbara and San Jose, and on the 880 through Oakland. But the worse thing was that my left leg cramped badly after driving for more than 30 minutes, so in the first two legs (Chula Vista to Santa Paula and Santa Paula to Morgan Hill), I had to stop at...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Redcrest, CA - Humboldt Redwoods State Park

On Tuesday, July 3, we left the KOA just north of Salinas and drove 400 miles to Redcrest, CA. Approximately half of the trip was on two lane winding roads which made for a long day. We spent three nights in Redcrest. On the first day we drove the 32 miles of the “Avenue of the Ancients” which is a section of the old highway 101. There were a lot of big redwoods along this route and we enjoyed the drive and the stops very much. On day two we took two short hikes that were several miles from both the new and old highways 101. We saw the...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Redcrest, CA - Ancient Redwoods RV Park

It was an easy 119 mile drive up US 101 from Ukiah to Redcrest, CA through much of the same scenery we have become accustomed to here in northern California. Most of the mountains here are covered with green trees as opposed to the golden grass we came from. We are staying at the Ancient Redwoods RV Park right on the Avenue of the Giants which parallels US 101 and is a scenic ride through the giant redwoods. We have full hookups, 50 amps, easy satellite acquisition and no Verizon though they have set up an amplifier near the office where we...

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Sep 24, 2012 - Day 87

Did some housekeeping chores today and then drove down the Avenue of the Giants to the Founders Grove to view the Founder's Tree. Before we left the campground, we took some pictures of the Immortal Tree located next to the office. There was also a hollow log redwood that you can climb on. On the way, we stopped in Redcrest to view the Eternal Tree House. Further down the Avenue of the Giants, along the Eel River, the Founders Grove is dedicated to the founders of the Save-the-Redwoods League. The Save-The-Redwoods League was founded to...

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