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Oct 1, 2016 - High in the treetops and deep in the caves...

We had a little weekend getaway in October before the Oregon Caves National Monument closed for the winter. What an absolute treat! We stayed in a tree house at Out'n About Treehouse Treesort in Cave Junction the first night. Our sweet little house was one of many dotting a lovely site that offered a fabulous communal spread for breakfast and ziplines as well. However, tempting as the ziplines sounded, spelunking was on the agenda for the next day. We had attempted to check out the Oregon Caves when Christopher was young, but he was too...

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Sep 3, 2013 - Brookings -- Finally, a Sunset!

Jim and I drove to Harris State Beach this morning, as we awoke to clear, blue skies. I left my Nikon in the car, planning a photo shoot when we got back after the 4 miles. But the sun was high, casting shadows, and the tide was in. I decided to table the idea and maybe come back later. Jim took the Jeep in the afternoon to play golf at Salmon Run, so I stuck around the motorhome, enjoying quiet time. Then Marty and Bryan picked me up and we met Sami and Jim D at Sporthaven Grill for an early dinner. It was a sort of farewell for Sami and...

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Sep 2, 2013 - Cave Junction for Breakfast!

Remember the blue skies of 6 am yesterday? Well, think "180 out" (as Jim says) today. Of course, I might have had a clue, hearing rain pelt the roof last night, but when Jim said, "Look outside and see what you think about walking," I wasn't prepared for the thick-as-soup-fog that greeted me! Oh my golly! Desiring sun and a dry path to walk, we got in the Jeep and drove inland. Last year I'd very much enjoyed Route 199, so that's where we headed. Driving south on Hwy 101, Route 197 comes up after Smith River and before Crescent City. About...

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Jun 21, 2012 - 2012-Oregon Caves Natl Monument

We arrived in O'Brien, Oregon in record time with ease. The park we are at is very nice, GREAT water pressure & hi-speed wifi. We toured the Oregon Caves National Monument today, very nice. It's rainy here so being underground was a good thing! It is very lush here, no surprise huh. We took a few pictures of the drive & cave and they are attached. We are here one more day then on to Medford for a few days before heading home.

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Jul 26, 2011 - Oregon Caves National Monument

We had another great winding motorcycle ride up the mountain to visit the Oregon Caves National Monument, which is located at an elevation of 4,000 feet and is nestled in the wooded slopes of the Siskiyou Mountains, part of the coastal mountain range of Oregon and California. The Monument is called the "Marble Halls of Oregon." The caves formed when acidic rainwater dissolved the surrounding marble, creating one of the few marble caves in the world. The Monument's ancient forests contain endemic Port Orford cedar and one of the largest...

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Sep 22, 2009 - Week 17 Sept. 22: Oh boy! A nice day at the top of the mountain at Oregon Cave. This cave is the first marble cave I have toure

Week 17 Sept. 22: Oh boy! A nice day at the top of the mountain at Oregon Cave. This cave is the first marble cave I have toured. Luray Caverns is limestone as are most other caves in the USA. The weather is clear and mild. Now we just have to get down to the bottom of the mountain and continue with our original plans. After a leisurely breakfast and chatting with older people, we did go down with ease. We stayed mostly in second gear and this descent was easier because we knew what to expect. Then we had to put on an extra layer to stay...

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Sep 21, 2009 - Oregon Cave - wonderful

Monday 9/21 We were so tired we slept in to 8:00 AM. After a slow start we decided to head for the Redwoods in California, about 2 hours away, and make it an early day there. About 20 miles down the road at a traffic light, Moe says she wants to go to Oregon Caves NP which is just 8 miles further. So I turn at the light and the GPS says 19 miles to the Cave. What a ride is was from there. The last 9 miles were the most difficult, tight, steep, continuous switch backs that I have ever done. Yes, a few somewhere have been tighter or steeper,...

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Sep 21, 2009 - Cave Junction, OR is so much fun

Monday, Sept. 21: Another great day to ride! I just cannot believe my luck in this state of Oregon. The scenery is gorgeous, the Best Western bed was great. We slept like two tired bikers until 8:30 AM. That is a first for me. I blamed the jacuzzi and the late dinner. Now we stopped at a post office to get some more stamps and a surprise for my Greg, then we are hoping to make it to the Redwood Forest NP. Jeff asked if we should stop at the Oregon Cave NP, and I just said, “Sure”. I thought this extra Park would only be a couple of hours...

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Aug 1, 2009 - Cave Junction-Oregon Vortex, Oregon Caves & Cats of the World

On to our next stop, Cave Junction (southwest of Grants Pass) Home to the Oregon Caves & a new attraction that is only 4 years old, “Great Cats World Park”. We stayed at a delightfully, quaint RV park, overlooking the Illinois river, called “Mountain Man RV Park”. We took this opportunity to take a little side trip to Gold Hill, to experience the House of Mystery-The Oregon Vortex. The following information is taken from their brochure. The area was first known to the Native Americans as “The Forbidden Ground”. The Oregon Vortex is a...

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Mar 2, 2009 - Cave Junction, Oregon

Today was a travel day. After visiting with Bryon, Candice and Daisy Boo all day yesterday, and enjoying our walk, seeing Roger and Kim and the '57 Chevy, we hit the road heading south for Cave Junction. The weather was great. Didn't rain until late afternoon. We made good time, about 5 1/2 hours. We are camped along side of Del and Pauline's place on a wooded site, with a lot of room for exploring. It was a good day.

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