Road Trip 2009

RV at home Tom and his wife loaded up the RV and hit the road in September of 2009. With the narrow roads and steep driveway to their home (photo on right), it was a bit of a challenge getting ready for the trip. After a long day of driving, they started with a visit to Redwood National and State Parks in northern California. Here, they took several hikes through the giant redwood trees, saw elk grazing in a meadow, and enjoyed the plentiful ripe wild blackberries. Next, they drove up the scenic Oregon coast, stopping to visit two historic lighthouses. Driving inland along the Umpqua River, they stopped for hikes to several waterfalls on the way to the beautiful Crater Lake National Park. Last but not least, they stopped to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park before returning home.

Happy hour after a long day of driving

A new friend at the RV park

Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Roosevelt elk at Redwood National Park

Hiking at Redwood National Park

Driving along the Oregon coast

Cape Blanco lighthouse, Oregon coast

Coquille River lighthouse, Oregon coast

Colliding Rivers, North Umpqua River, Oregon

Hike to Susan Creek Falls

Hike to Watson Falls

Crater Lake National Park

Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lake Helen and Lassen Peak

Bumpass Hell, Lassen Volcanic National Park

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