The trip from Klamath, CA to Brookings, OR was another quick ride of about an hour. We did manage to give the Mothership a big gulp before heading out so she shouldn't need another drink until we get to Washington. We are staying at the Driftwood RV Park right on the harbor drive which is a pretty large park that stays mostly full. We have a 50 amp full hookup site with good Verizon and a clear shot to the satellite.
Monday, we headed for the Shrader Old Growth Trail about 35 miles away in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest east of Gold Beach. It was a moderate trail due to all of the ups and downs but otherwise a nice walk in the woods. It was about 15 degrees warmer 10 miles from the coast than on the coast so we were even able to work up a little sweat. It was also a very scenic ride all the way there and back.
Tuesday we attempted to see some more of the coastline but were thwarted by the fog all day. It normally burns off by 2:30-3:00 but not that day.
Wednesday we headed back to the same area of forest to walk the Myrtle Tree Trail. The Oregon Myrtle Tree is a very unique tree in that it has a large base from which several trunks grow. The trail itself was straight up a mountain with bunches of switchbacks to make it possible for us of lesser physical abilities. At the end of the trail was the largest know Myrtle Tree in Oregon: 88 feet tall and 46 feet in circumference with a canopy almost 70 feet wide. They estimate it to be about 700 years old. Then of course you get to jam your toes down into your shoes on the trail back down the hill!
After hiking the Myrtle Tree Trail, we headed back to US 101 and went north a little ways to the Prehistoric Gardens
. This was a walk through the rain forest with all of the dinosaurs displayed in actual size with their names and characteristics on a placard. It was nicely done and a good ending for the day. There are 40 pictures so if you are not interested in dinosaurs, you may want to skip them.
Thursday we spent the day doing laundry and getting the Mothership ready for the trip tomorrow which will find us headed for Bandon, OR.