Sunday, July 8, 2007


7-2-2007 to 7-7-2007

Monday, July 2, had us heading to Panther Pass Campground
along Hwy 199 in the NW corner of California.

Tuesday had us taking a side trip to Jedediah Smith Redwood State
Park. There is a 10,000 acre tract of virgin redwoods. What a
wonderful area.

In the afternoon we went to a couple of interpretive trails. On one of them had an insect eating plant called The California Pitcher Plant (Darlingtonia) Seep).

Plus some other plants and critters.

Happy 4th of July. We are heading to Brookings, OR. Harris
Beach State Park. In the evening we walked down to the beach & took some pictures of the sunset.

Ron, Jane, Brea and Denver.

On Thursday the 5th we took a drive up the Samuel H Boardman
State Scenic Corridor. Lots of pull-offs & short hikes for picture taking.

Friday we drove up to Sunset Bay State Park.  

We stopped at the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. The first of many that
we will be stopping at along the coast.This is the most western part
of the contiguous USA. Was it windy there!!! It was interesting
how they used flue dampeners to regulate the flame when they used

We also stopped at the Coquille River Lighthouse but it was under

Sunset Bay State Park. 

Jane, Sandy and I went on an adventure today. There is a lighthouse
(Cape Arago Lighthouse) that you have to bust a trail to get to it. At
times the trail was a bit close to the edge of a cliff for Sandy.
When we got there we found it was off limits to visitors. We took
pictures and busted a trail back. It was quit a 2 mile hike. 

In the afternoon we went to Simpson Reef & Shell Island look
out. There were Elephant & Harbor Stellar Seals there. 

From there we went to the Shore Acres State Park, which are
formal gardens of Roses, Azaleas, Rhododendrons & more with
Japanese garden.

Until next time,
Dave and Sandy

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