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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Redwood Forest in Klamath, California

The ride north on Hwy 101 was one of the most gorgeous rides we have taken... Sometimes we were in the woods with the GIANT Redwoods and then all of a sudden we would be at the coast line with such fabulous views...

The ride through Redwoods and us following our friends coach


Sea Oats along the coast & a misty view of the Pacific Coastline

We arrived at our next destination after traveling around 200 miles...
Golden Bear RV
17581 Hwy 101
Kalmath, California



This was a wonderful park and at the Passport America price of $15 it was a bargain. Situated right on the Klamath River surrounded by the Redwood National & State Park. Tassie was parked with her front facing the Klamath River and we had such a beautiful view it was unbelievable. However still no AT&T Internet or phone but our friends had Verizon service. We also had FHU with 50 amp service which is hard to find in this area. The host, Bob, was more then friendly and so helpful with information about the area.


We spent the 3 days here visiting the coastline and Redwoods... I knew the Redwoods were going to be HUGE but in my wildest imagination I never expected what we would see when we got there. The Redwoods are magnificent, immense, ancient, stately, mysterious,and we were all in awe over their beauty. The trees can reach ages of 2,000 years and regularly reach 600 years. Resistance to natural enemies such as insects and fire are built-in features of a coast redwood. Diseases are virtually unknown and insect damage insignificant thanks to the high tannin content of the wood. Thick bark and foliage that rests high above the ground provides protection from all but the hottest fires.




The coast is a also magnificent and mighty. Hundreds of miles of coastal hiking trails, giant redwood forests, and historic lighthouses are just a few of the things
you will find on the Northern California Coast not to mention Seals,
Birds and the mighty waves beating against the huge rocks.
We truly enjoyed our visit to the California coast.




After the 3 days here we have moved up the coast and entered Oregon. Oregon is the only state in the lower 48 that we had not been to. So check that off our bucket list. And continuing our journey up HWY 101 it was just like we expected this is another beautiful state with our ride taking us right up the coast.
Another beautiful Sunset on the California Coast


Until Later... Have FUN, Travel Safe & Enjoy Everyday!

13 comments:

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Wow. All one can say about the beauty you have managed to surround yourself with! One day........

Stacey said...

Hi Donna! We were just talking yesterday about going to see the Redwoods for our summer vacation. I'm going to share your pictures with my family.

To me it looks like y'all are living the life!

mbkatc230 said...

Just beautiful Donna. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. DH came back from a business trip to California several years ago with the most gorgeous photos of the coast. He said that everywhere you look, there's another breathtaking scene. Have fun and travel safe, can't wait to see your pictures from Oregon. Kathy

Gail Durham said...

I've always wanted to see those Redwoods, great pictures!

Rick and Paulette said...

Beautiful pics of the Redwoods and coastline, Donna. You are going to love the Oregon coast - it is spectacular!

Chris said...

Yes, it has been so much fun driving up the coast, just beautiful views. Nice photos too.

Love Ya,
Your travel buggy,
Chris

Love Bears All Things said...

That campsite by the river is a great one. I would love it. Honey Bear has been to the Redwood Forest while on a business trip but I've never visited. I have never been to Oregon either. Are you headed up to Canada next?
Mama Bear

Happytrails said...

Glad to see you back but understand your absence. Oh Donna!!! what majestic sights you all have seen. I can only say wow!! We have never been to the west coast nor seen the giant redwoods. It is definitely on our "to see" list.

Thanks so much for your pictures and tour of this beautiful area.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)
http://freedom2roll.blogspot.com

Margie M. said...

The California Redwoods was the first vacation we took our son on when he was just 2 years old. We have returned many times and drive Hwy. 101 often. Thanks for sharing your experience on that scenic highway, Donna.

Enjoy the view!

Jerry and Suzy said...

We've taken that trip many times, and you are correct with all the adjectives you used about the redwoods! There is absolutely no way to get a photo that does them justice, but put enough together, as you did here, and it gives a good idea. Nothing like seeing them in person, especially the first time!

Jerry and Suzy said...

We've taken that trip many times, and you are correct with all the adjectives you used about the redwoods! There is absolutely no way to get a photo that does them justice, but put enough together, as you did here, and it gives a good idea. Nothing like seeing them in person, especially the first time!

Hootin' Anni said...

Hhhmmmmmmm, this is eerie!! Just yesterday I was thinking about you, wondering just how you and your travels were going. Now I see all these marvelous photos you've shared. Wonderful treat for us once again.

Justine said...

Wowee. I have seen the redwoods in CA, but back when I was 14. Are they not totally incredible?

The view from your camp site was amazing!!!

I can't wait to see pictures of OR!

Justine :o )

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