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California Road Trip, the long Way to Mount Shasta
Timestamp Free: 2019.09.22 - 06:37:57
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Oregon Cascades
  (10 days)     Elevation Gain: 2500m
Participants: Klaus Haring
Difficulty: 3: The gullies of the Red Bank on Mt Shasta are a difficult scramble
Climbs of Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta
This was my first long road trip. In 1970 my parents visited me for the first time after I moved to Canada. I had planned a trip to California with them, where I had not yet been either. My little diary from those years doesn't exist anymore and on this trip I made few slides. I mostly took super8 movies. Looking at the film refreshed my memory a bit.

Day 1
We drove I5 to Oregon. We may have visited the space needle in Seattle, I did that a few times in the early years. I only remember motoring through Portland without stopping. We then took SR18 to the coast and found a motel in Lincoln City. [photo]img815.jpg[caption]Surf's up[/photo]

Day 2
The morning was low cloud and high surf crashing impressively against the rocks. We continued south along the coast with many stops at viewpoints and a few short beach walks. Once we waded briefly in the icy Pacific. One stop was at the sea lions cave. There the highway goes high above the cliffs and you have to take an elevator down into the cave. Unfortunately at that time of year most of the sea lions are out on the ocean and only a token couple were in the cave. [photo]img814.jpg[caption]Sea Lion Cave[/photo]

In the afternoon the sun came out. Towards the evening we stopped in northern California at a beach near Eureka. I had hoped to camp there, but an uncomfortable strong chilly wind was blowing off the water. We only had two small 2man tents and my parents had never camped before. I was not even sure whether they would be able to wriggle in and out of the tiny tents, so we took another motel in town.

Day 3
This morning we continued inland along US101 to San Francisco with few stops. In the early afternoon, after we found a hotel, we drove around town, including down the famous...

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