Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Life in Perspective

At Alfred Loeb State Park, Brookings Oregon

At Florence Keller Park, Crescent City, CA

Need I say more?  This was yesterday and through the night at Florence Keller Regional Park Campground in Crescent City, CA (we just got to Loeb State Park in Oregon this morning).  We have stayed at this park a number of times over the past few years.  A nice park for $15 per night, BUT, as with most places, they raised their prices to $20 per night.  No electricity, there is water to fill your tanks, no dump station, but $20 per night to camp among the redwoods is still pretty cheap. 

Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park

One thing nice about Keller Park…it is only minutes away from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (no day use fee), which is one of four parks operated under the Redwood National and State Parks.  The four parks, together, protect 45% of all remaining coast redwood old-growth forests, trees which are the tallest and one of the most massive trees on Earth.  I was up for a drive…Marcia was not, so off I went.

Hiouchi Info Center, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Just 5 miles away from our campground is the Hiouchi Information Center at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.  There I got a map, and quickly eyed just what I wanted to do…the scenic Howland Hill route which Marcia and I had taken back in 2013.  It is just the best way to see much of the park without having to do a long hike.  

   Howland Hill Scenic Drive, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park    Howland Hill Scenic Drive, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Howland Hill Scenic Drive, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Notice the dirt road…it was a good dirt road with just a few bad spots, 6+ miles

I absolutely LOVE the Redwoods…have for much of my life.  Back in 2013 THIS BLOG POST covered the drive pretty good, so I won’t waste time talking about it again.  I just enjoyed the drive, and was back to the motorhome within 2 hours.

 Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA

No sooner did I get back from the Redwoods, and Marcia decides to take her afternoon nap…so Skruffy and I drove to the Ocean along Pebble Beach Drive, another 10-15 minute drive away from the campground.  I LOVE the Ocean…

Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA
Battery Point Light

Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA
Looking North

Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA
Looking south…Battery Point Light is in far distance

Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA
Well…I guess it is never too cold to surf!

How Cold Is IT?

68 Degrees, Noon and THAT is our Forecasted HIGH 

THAT's Life in Perspective


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    1. We absolutely LOVE it up this area...not too many people, locals are friendly for the most part, and the weather cannot be beat.

  2. That's good Dave ..... rub it in!!! Hahahaha a cool 68 degrees!!! Much better than the 96 daily temps here in Tucson.

    1. You could always head north-west and join us...but what about all those plants you are babysitting????


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