[thechat] Hello? Anyone Out There?

Erika Meyer ekm at seastorm.com
Sun Jan 25 13:13:08 CST 2009

Joel D Canfield wrote:
> came down through the redwoods, which the Little One doesn't really
> remember, because we came out at Crescent City which is her first memory
> of the ocean 

IMO the best drive thru Oregon is not the inland route but US 101, 
especially between Newport and North Bend.  The southern Oregon coast is 

Also, Highway 1, north of SF and/or the "lost coast" which is 
essentially a bunch of dirt roads down the southern Humboldt Coast (Cape 
Mendocino/Shelter Cove area).  But I like the ocean a lot.  The Lost 
Coast is a place where the mountains basically meet butt-up against the 
coast, so you may find yourself looking hundreds of feed directly down 
into the Pacific.  Also, in the summer, the weather is balmy/warm there, 
whereas on most of the coastal areas, it's usually cool/windy.

Lost Coast and Trinity mountains a great for for more adult-style 
backpacking expeditions.

of course in recent years I've developed an somewhat irrational fear of 
mountain lions so maybe I'll stick to the beaches.  I'm not scared of 
sand snakes or bears.


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