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I have given up trying to play catchup for now, but here is an update: I reached Middletown, California only to find the Vanagon having some problems (ended up being the harmonic balancer, which caused other issues as well). Fortunately … Continue reading

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The Redwoods say no to camping, yes to mining?

My first attempt to pull off the side of the road and sleep in my van was thwarted right after dusk. The ranger told me that even though I had found a spot with no redwoods, I was indeed still … Continue reading

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Back to the Humboldt Redwoods

As I moved deeper into Humboldt, the Redwood forests thickened and became even more magnificent.  All the same, I knew these woods already, and camping roadside can get tricky, so I didn’t spend a lot of time here.

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Nature and Misc Photos

From the areas surrounding Samoa…  

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Californian Samoa

I spent a few days on the strip of land west of Arcata/Eureka, between the ocean and a bay; Samoa is one of the few small towns there.  All else is open land, ocean, industry and beautiful desolation.  The town … Continue reading

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Elk, meet elf. Elf, meet elk.

One of my favorite parts of this drive is the region around Elk Meadows; the beautiful animals are nearly always sure to be seen. I admit to usually not staying in my car (as a woodland creature I really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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On the way to the Redwoods

I’ve done the drive from Crescent City to the Trinity Redwoods more times than I can count, so I zipped through this part fairly quickly.  There are a slew of roadside attractions marking entry to Redwood country, and they continue … Continue reading

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