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On Hwy 101 from Florence to Crescent City; Crescent City to Rocky Point, Klamath Lake and Crater Lake

September 15, 2015

So I tells B, when we get onto 199 going North East, that back in 1999 or so (last millennium, anyhow), I rode the motorcycle up from Happy Camp through the Siskiyou Forest onto this road. Holy Heck, I hadn’t realized just how far I had had to ride on 199 to get to Crescent City.

Stopped off in Medford at Harbor Freight to replace a broken, 8 week old air compressor. They wouldn’t. This is the last time we’ll buy anything that’s not really simple from Harbor Freight, and something that you need to rely on. Worse than the mark of the devil.

Arrived at our camping ground – Rocky Point resort, right next to the lake. It’s a bit quirky, but at the same time absolutely charming. A Lance 1985 and another Lance 1575 were already here (and it’s a very small campground). Will give them a the Lance Owners card in the morning.

It was coming up to 4 pm, so we thought, and said, yes, we will visit Crater Lake today. And we did. Awesome doesn’t describe it. Cold does, though.

Pictures:

1RockyPoint2RockyPointKlamath Lake from Rocky Point Resort

3CraterLake4CraterLake5CraterLake

14th September 2015

On Hwy 101 from Florence to Crescent City

We had previously driven the 101 from Tillamook to Florence, and a PITA it was, resorts every couple of miles, couldn’t make any progress and there wasn’t very much to gawp at.

Some Oregonians insisted that it was different from Florence south.

And so it was. Big rocks in the ocean, like a couple of giants had a rock throwing fight, surf crashing, dramatic and dark cliffs. Not as twisty as in Northern CA, but that’s not such a bad thing.

Crescent City – back in CA for the first time since Big Bear. Grey and misty, with the sound of seals barking and a lonely fog horn on the bay.

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