Giant Sequoia’s in California

Making our way to Las Vegas for a family wedding, we stopped for a few days in Tulare County near Porterville at a Corp of Engineers campground at Lake Success. Our goal was to explore the southern unit of the Giant Sequoia National Monument. This area is home to some of the biggest and oldest giant sequoia specimens in the world. Many of them have been named. Hercules, Methuselah, Adam, Euclid and Great Bonsai to name a few. No drive-through tree here – that’s up in the northern unit.

Lady Alice Tree

Lady Alice Tree

Tiny Geocache - Giant Tree!

Tiny Geocache – Giant Tree!

Hercules

Hercules

Geocaching Among Giants

Geocaching Among Giants

 

 

Casino Camping in Florence, OR

Paused in Florence for a few days before hitting Coos Bay. We like this town so decided to hang out here based out of Three Rivers Casino parking lot. When we went inside to check-in with security, they asked if we wanted to sign up for the casino players club. Sure, why not. They gave us each $10 free play to get us started. It didn’t take us too long to loose it all! Such noobs!

While in the area I decided to grab the kayak and get all the new caches on Cleawox Lake and on the Siltcoos River Canoe Trail.

Cleawox Lake Caches

Cleawox Lake Caches

Siltcoos River Canoe Trail

Siltcoos River Canoe Trail

I missed the geocaching events for these two locations earlier in the year. Happy I could get back here and kayak and hunt caches!

Labor Day Weekend in Dufur

For the third time this summer, we trekked to my folks’ place in Dufur, OR after a stay in Central Oregon! Labor Day weekend is always a good one to stay put at home and that works great for my folks but our home is on wheels and we needed somewhere to stay soooooo……

It was a nice quiet and relaxing visit in sleepy little Dufur, Oregon.

Went for a drive one afternoon to see if we could find a multi geocache that Dad had to DNF a few years ago and never returned to look again.  Got it this time after having to expand our search radius somewhat.

Highway 44 Series: Overhill, Underhill (GC612C) by Capt. Jack, 1st Mate & Max

Now we have to move on to Coos Bay one last time this year before heading south so Patricia can prepare new photography product and restock inventory at Bandon’s Second Street Gallery.