WAY UP NORTH - To The Arctic Ocean & Back to Arizona

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by dave6253, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    After the late start we only make it 179 miles before I found reason to stop.
    We could press on another 100 miles or so and start looking for a camping spot in the dark. Or...

    [​IMG]



    We could take this cheap spot right on the beach!

    [​IMG]



    We are at the Navarro River Beach Access. From the highway there are no signs indicating camping is allowed here. Even the maps I have don't list this campground.

    [​IMG]


    13 years ago, our daughter was 1 when we stopped here. This is the first place she walked on the beach and saw the Ocean.


    [​IMG]



    We take a walk together. Helen reads a book, while we wait for the sunset.

    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]
    #21
  2. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]



    Helen carries the photo gear.

    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]





    [​IMG]




    The Navarro River races out to meet the surf.


    [​IMG]
    #22
  3. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    [​IMG]


    There's nothing like listening to the crashing surf all night.

    [​IMG]
    #23
  4. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,701
    Location:
    In the mountains?
    :clap Great pictures! You definitely had better weather then I had this spring going up the coast. Interesting to see sun rather then rain :deal
    #24
  5. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Hi Noah. Thanks for coming along. I've been following your report closely. Thanks for scouting our route. Have fun in Europe!

    P.S. I hope you are able to recover your stolen bike. That's terrible news.
    #25
  6. chelo5sur

    chelo5sur Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    199
    Location:
    Chile.
    I m in , following from Chile.
    Nice pictures .
    #26
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2003
    Oddometer:
    32,151
    Location:
    8000ft.
    WOW! :clap :clap

    [​IMG]
    #27
  8. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    We are well-rested and start out again on the PCH.

    [​IMG]



    I love the curves in California.

    [​IMG]



    And the views.

    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]


    The road turns inland some towards Leggett and we enjoy perhaps the twistiest section with almost no traffic. What an awesome morning! Then it's into the Redwoods and...

    [​IMG]



    The Avenue of the Giants.

    [​IMG]
    #28
  9. 2twisted

    2twisted GoodNYou

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Oddometer:
    3,155
    Location:
    Sebago Lake Me
    In....:lurk.....:1drink
    #29
  10. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Giant Redwoods!

    [​IMG]



    The trees tower over...

    [​IMG]



    a carpet of clover.

    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]



    The Avenue of the Giants twists and turns through the redwoods in a thoroughly enjoyable manner.

    [​IMG]
    #30
  11. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    [​IMG]



    We roll into Crescent City and I spot Fishermen's Restaurant. We load up on seafood. Highly recommended.

    [​IMG]


    After lunch we cross into Oregon.

    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]..........[​IMG]




    [​IMG]
    #31
  12. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Welcome chelo5sur!

    Thanks Geek!

    :thumb
    #32
  13. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Lots of erect trees...

    [​IMG]


    Lot's of Curves...

    [​IMG]



    Lots of Reclining Trees...

    [​IMG]




    Lot's of Cool Old Bridges...

    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]



    Lots of Tunnels...

    [​IMG]



    Lot's of Ocean Front Property...

    [​IMG]



    And Lots of FUN Roads!

    [​IMG]
    #33
  14. hvilla

    hvilla Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    152
    Location:
    Aztec, NM, USA
    Wow...great pictures!!! Thanks for takin' us along. Ride safe and keep it comin'!!! :clap:clap
    #34
  15. Glenn5995

    Glenn5995 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    :lurk
    #35
  16. mundobravo

    mundobravo Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,173
    Location:
    new mexico
    so IN ...
    #36
  17. Skitch

    Skitch Riding the range

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2003
    Oddometer:
    1,503
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
    Great pics! :clap
    #37
  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo KLUANE

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Oddometer:
    408
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Excellent Dave. The weather seems good, so far.
    I noticed the Lumix in a photo. When going in the water, make sure the door gasket is clean. Sand, dust, pocket lint can sneak in. This is from a sad experience of mine.
    #38
  19. 06Klr650

    06Klr650 RidingCountry.com

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Oddometer:
    106
    Location:
    Mansfield Ga
    Beautiful pic :clap
    #39
  20. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,234
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Thanks for coming along, hvilla, Glenn5995, mundobravo, Skitch, Hanzo, & 06klr650!

    Hanzo, Thx for the advice. I wouldn't worry about that camera anymore...:evil
    #40