California/Oregon Redwood Coast Trip 2019

a somewhat flexible itinerary

Sept. 24, Tuesday

 

Fly into San Francisco by 12:30 pm.

 

Head into San Fran's historic Chinatown for some culture and good grub: http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/

 

Enjoy a drive along the incredibly scenic Pacific Coast Highway (California 1) to our hotel in Gualala.  http://www.gualala.com/

Sept. 25, Wednesday

 

Head to Russian Gulch State Park where we will journey to the Russian Gulch Waterfall, hike to the Devil's Punchbowl, and wade tidepools in search of abalone, sea anemones, and starfish. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=432

 

From there we will head to the Point Cabrillo Light Station to relax and enjoy its coastal beauty and history.  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22276

 

We will spend the night in Garberville.  https://garberville.org/

 

Sept. 26, Thursday

 

We'll start off by driving among enormous ancient redwood trees on the amazing Avenue of Giants.  http://avenueofthegiants.net/ 

 

Enjoy a breathtaking hike into Fern Canyon where you'll expect a velociraptor to pounce on you at any moment.  https://www.visitredwoods.com/listing/fern-canyon-in-prairie-creek-redwoods-sp/464/

 

We'll also do a short hike among the redwoods of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=415

 

From there, we will squeeze our van through the famous Klamath Tour Thru Tree.  You'll want to pull in the mirrors, suck, in, and hold your breath.  If we're lucky, we'll get some quality emu loving time afterward at a nearby property. https://www.visitredwoods.com/listing/drive-through-a-redwood/661/

 

If conditions are good, we'll watch the sunset over the Pacific at the Klamath Overlook.  https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g32564-d2483770-r419982917-Requa_Road-Klamath_California.html

 

Then it's time for bed at our nearby hotel.  https://www.visitcalifornia.com/attraction/klamath

Sept. 27, Friday

 

We will head back to Klammath Overlook to try to view breaching grey and humpback whales.  https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g32564-d2483770-r419982917-Requa_Road-Klamath_California.html

 

Then we'll hike through even larger trees where the Ewoks roamed in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=413

 

We'll cross the Oregon state line before calling it a night in Grants Pass.  https://www.grantspassoregon.gov/

Sept. 28-29, Satuday & Sunday

 

We'll enjoy some bouldering and a short hike to Mill Creek and Barr Creek Falls.  https://www.theoutbound.com/oregon/hiking/hike-to-mill-creek-barr-creek-falls

 

Then we're off to check into our large cabin in Crater Lake National Park.  That's right!  We're staying IN the actual park surrounded by old growth cedars and sugar pines where get our adventure on in some of the most beautiful hiking country in the world.  https://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm

Sept. 30, Monday

 

We will get up bright and early, say a thankful goodbye to the forest and head out to arrive at the Eugene Airport by 12:30pm.

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