Patricia started seeing reports of good conditions for shooting fall color in Colorado so we made a big move to Ridgway, Colorado. We settled into Ridgway State Park and started a week of driving several rural roads looking for great fall color scenes. I managed to find a few geocaches along the way as well.
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.
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.
I missed the geocaching events for these two locations earlier in the year. Happy I could get back here and kayak and hunt caches!