Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fun Bus Tour

From Klamath River RV Park.

Thursday we called about the Fun Bus Tour that was provided from Kamp Klamath, the next rv park to us. They had a tour scheduled for Saturday going down to Fern Canyon.
The four of us decided that we would take it having them pick us up at our campground at 10.
When they picked us up there were 10 people already on the bus. We drove down Hwy 101 to a field that they were having Happy Trails Day for the city of Orick. We browsed around the booths until noon and then took off south again to Drury Road. We drove down this gravel, wash-board road for about 8 miles. It was just wide enough for one vehicle much less a 26 foot bus. We ended up having to stop a couple of times as we were meeting traffic coming the opposite way. Once we arrived at the park we went on the trail that lead back to where Jurassic Park had been filmed.

We crossed streams and climbed hills and ducked under fallen trees and just had a wonderful afternoon learning all kinds of things from Aaron and Andy our tour guides.

We also saw Elk along the way and really had a good time learning from these guys.
After leaving Fern Canyon, we went up to Big Tree Park. This redwood stands 304 feet tall and is 67 feet in around. It was hard to believe how big this tree actually grows. We walked a path learning about the trees, fern and plant life that was there. Another enjoyable place to visit and learn.
We had a really good day and once back to the campground, Jim, Nancy and I went over for ice cream and a walk. It was then back to the motor home for a relaxing night of watching some TV and enjoying the view.

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