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Tiger4x4RV

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Posted: 03/27/15 01:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Silver and everyone else,

Don't feel bad that you haven't seen this region. I live here and have not seen it all! This trip report demonstrates that there is way more to even this small portion of California than the typical tourist spots.

Thanks for the get-well wishes. I hope to be able to walk and drive again soon.


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Posted: 03/27/15 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tiger4x4RV wrote:

Silver and everyone else,

Don't feel bad that you haven't seen this region. I live here and have not seen it all! This trip report demonstrates that there is way more to even this small portion of California than the typical tourist spots.

Thanks for the get-well wishes. I hope to be able to walk and drive again soon.


Yes you are right. There are a lot of us that live in the "Golden State"
and that have not seen California's Gold as Huell Houser used to say.

Join us on Our Adventure In Search of California's Gold.

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Posted: 03/27/15 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Huell Howser may be gone, but his videos live on at Chapman University. Lots of flowers there, and many travel ideas.

https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/

GoinThisAway

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Posted: 03/27/15 08:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's never too late to post a TR [emoticon] And it's probably good medicine for healing a broken bone. Thanks, Tiger4x4!


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Posted: 03/27/15 11:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is a marvelous report. All the links for more info...you must have spent hours putting this together. Only one issue...you didn't show a pic of your boat ride boat! I am so disappointed. LOL! Grand JOB putting this togehter.


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Posted: 03/28/15 05:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your Great trip report and this picture has me excited.
Traveled much of that same area in my rig. However the coast road grabs me so I've only wondered about the mountains between highway 1 and Interstate 5. Thought they might be interesting thanks for showing they are.


Tiger4x4RV wrote:


Nice campground at Arroyo Seco. I stayed in the "modern" section.

[image]

This is my former TC note the similarities and differences to your rig.

Looks like my rig should be camped where your rig is and your Tiger should be camped where my rig is.

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Camped along the Snake River in south eastern Washington. We are just a few feet off the road but wouldn't have made it without four wheel drive.
[image]


This picture has made it to page 9 of the truck camper sticky thread.

Still miss my camper, sure don't miss that parts eating Duramax truck.
I could have kept the camper if I had been thinking.

Thanks again for the trip report.


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Tiger4x4RV

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Less Stuff - Nice wheels. Nice campsites, both yours and mine. My truck is a gasser, has not eaten any parts yet in 60K miles. I think I had the ADA site at Arroyo Seco, nice and level, did not even need ramps. This trip was shortly before my second knee replacement surgery. Lots of driving, almost no walking. I do plenty of trips which require 4WD, but this one this time was not one of them. 4WD is always good to have, as you found out right next to the road.

Pjay9 - there is a photo of the tour boat on
this page. It is pretty bare bones. The trip is narrated by both the captain and a naturalist and I enjoyed it very much. Yes, putting together my trip reports takes hours: winnowing photos from hundreds down to a small representative collection, uploading them, finding meaningful links. I really enjoy the process because it lets me re-live the trip. However, do not be intimidated. TR's with only a couple of photos are just as popular as these long ones. I'd love to see more TR's from you and other TC forum members.

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Tiger, it's great to hear from you -- wonderful TR! But my goodness -- first your knee, and now your ankle?? I sure hope you got the extended warranty! [emoticon] How long will it be till you are back on the road again?


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Posted: 03/28/15 10:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Profdant139 - thanks for your concern. I hope to be on the road again in a couple of months. Watch this space for more TR's!

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Posted: 04/12/15 11:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for posting. Looks like a fun trip.

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