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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli

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Totally cool trip. I like your determination with the hatchet.
Note to self. Remember that road for future reference.

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That was some great reading. Hope you have more in the future!! I have a 28 ft TT so things like that are out of my league but good to see what its like..


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Wondered what Usal road looked like. Nice adventure, looks like you saw a bit of the same coast line I did last year.


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Wow what a great trip diary. I love the photos and your narrative.

Great Job!!

More.... More !!!


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Hey! That looks just like the TC in my sig. And those look just like our kids! And that looks just like our granddaughter!
I wondered where the TC went a couple weeks ago. 8<)
regards, as always, jefe

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Time to take advantage of the lowered truck prices and get yourself a truck and camper combo so you and Jefe4x4 can go together. [emoticon]


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You look like a tree hugger [emoticon] Glad you drove 36 and survived. Good job with the pics.


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Can you spell "DROOL"? Great trip.

If you had gone north to Klamath Campground, you would find a small logging road the runs south along the ocean. About 5 miles from the CG is an old WWII site that was a secret radar site. The old block houses still stand but the phony silos and other things used to shield the real purpose are gone. The thrill of going into back roads still gets me as much as it did when I hunted all over So. Cal in the 60s in my FIL's TC made by Globe. Thanks for the memories of Shelter Cove, Mad River and those places where I worked in the early 70s.
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Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

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Great trip report! We've been to Usal, too, and have driven the road through to Four Corners and then Shelter Cove (on the coast) and Garberville (on 1/101, again). This was a few years ago, and we've hiked part of it since then; however, there weren't the big downed trees that you saw. There was a pretty big storm in that neck of the woods in January of this year that may have done the damage. On the other hand, there were alot of smaller branched hanging over the road, and I lost a couple of screens and the escape hatch in the process.

Interesting note: I read that Jack London and his bride, Charmian, took their honeymoon over that road in 1912, and the author said that the road is little changed (except, I guess, for downed trees) since then.


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