Travels 2017

The High Sierra; July 2017

We spent May drifting down the Oregon coast, June in the redwood forests of California, the 4th of July on a mountaintop in Sonoma County’s wine county, and sweltered in gold rush country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Now it’s mid-July and time for the High Sierra; the wilderness and small towns along legendary highway 395 on the eastern edge of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Continue reading

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California’s Gold Rush Country; July 2017

After enjoying the pastoral wine country of Sonoma Valley we drove across the Central Valley and its endless fields of corn and climbed into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This is gold rush country; the old wild west. Continue reading

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California’s Wine Country

After leaving California’s cool, foggy redwood coast, we wound our way along narrow country roads to our new home in California’s sunny wine country; Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Just outside of Santa Rosa in the heart Sonoma County’s wine country, we couldn’t have picked a better place. Continue reading

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California’s Redwood Country

The first thing we discovered about northern California’s Redwood Country is that it isn’t all about giant redwood trees. Yes, the ancient redwood forests of northern California are incredible and standing next to a living thing that’s 2,000 years old, taller than a thirty-five story building and over forty feet in circumference stretches the mind’s ability to comprehend. But there’s more than even that in Redwood Country – much more. Continue reading

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The Southern Oregon Coast; Yachats to California 2017

In May we started off in Astoria Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia River and traveled as far south as Tillamook along the central Oregon Coast. In June we continued south to the redwood forests of northern California. The first stop on this leg of the trip; old friends’ house in tiny Yachats, the self-proclaimed Gem of the Oregon Coast. Continue reading

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Starting Off; Oregon Month

After buying our fifth wheel trailer in April (see our post, The Beast and The Fox) and then equipping it, we were finally ready to hit the road in May. May turned out to be Oregon-month for us as we traveled from the mountains of northeastern Oregon down the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and then on to the Pacific coast. Continue reading

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