Thanksgiving 2015, Redwoods

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As has been my tradition on Thanksgiving weekends for a decade or so I skipped the Turkey and the day wasted making it and headed to the coast.  I’ve landed at various places over the years, from Umpqua Lighthouse State Park south to Harris Beach State Park.  I’ve done extended day trips down into the redwoods, and gone as far north as Pacific City to listen to an old friend play some tunes at my favorite dive bar (that goes back to my first days in Oregon, but that’s another story).  The coast is a great place to spend some time at around Thanksgiving, there’s usually a couple days of decent weather, and with the yurts and cabins at Oregon state parks you could always find shelter from a storm when one arose.  Now with the truck camper that won’t be required on future trips, I’ll just carry the shelter in the bed of […]

Maiden Voyage

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After months of looking I found a Four Wheel Camper to call my own.  I made the long trip to pick it up in California the weekend before, but I was really itching to get it out for a maiden voyage. Since fishing season was closed in the high Cascades and the weather forecast didn’t look good for hanging out at a lake anyhow I decided on a weekend tour of the Ochocos.  So out to Prineville and up Mill Creek it was. I bounced around the edges of the Mill Creek Wilderness, enjoying the western larch and the deserted roads. After a few short hikes to some vistas… I settled in to a camp with a view. I think I’m going to like this Four Wheel Camper thing.