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Oregon Coast – Redwoods, Rogue River & Gold Beach

Oregon Coast – Redwoods, Rogue River & Gold Beach

June 26, 2010

On our way North from Arizona to Salem, OR we stopped in Gold Beach to explore the Oregon Coast and Rogue River.

Rays of Light Shining through Redwoods in the Fog

We got an early start (for us) this morning and drove through the Redwoods along US101 in the fog. It was a beautiful, wild ride.

Light Shining through Redwoods in the Fog

Light rays shining through the tops of huge Redwood trees in the fog near the OR border on US101 in Northern CA.

Rogue River, OR

Stopped in the first town past the Oregon border to have breakfast. Got up to Gold Beach by 2:30 and pulled into Indian Creek RV Park and set up camp. The park was nice with a creek not far from our rather narrow campsite. Since it was still early we decided to go for a drive along the Rogue River.

Dog on Rocky Beach

We stopped for a little while on a rocky beach and let the dogs run along Rogue River.

Cargo Ship near mouth of North Jetty in Gold Beach, OR

Then out to the Pacific and sat on the North Jetty for awhile, feeding Seagulls and watching a small cargo ship trying to get in the channel. Had a nice dinner on the Rogue river.

June 27, 2010

Old rotting, mossy fishing boat

The next morning we got everything ready to move and then drove back through the town of Gold Beach where we saw this old rotting, mossy fishing boat.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach

We continued down the Oregon coast to these beautiful huge rocks.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach 2

Another view of the huge rocks south of Gold Beach, OR.

Waves with an offshore breeze near Gold Beach, OR

Waves with an offshore breeze near Gold Beach, OR.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach 3

Another view of the huge rocks south of Gold Beach, OR. Note the people walking along the beach.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach 4

Another huge rock (at least 50 ft high) with an interesting mineral deposit.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach 5

Close up view of this interesting rock.

Chihuahua on beach

Our Chihuahua catching her breath after running with her “big sister” along the beach.

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A Summer Trip to Sedona

A Summer Trip to Sedona

June 6, 2010

Today we headed North to Sedona again. It was a hot, beautiful day. It was due to be about 110 in Mesa, so we decided to head for the high country in hopes of finding cooler weather. Our plan was to find a new RV Park to move to the following weekend. We did find a nice park in Camp Verde, but ultimately decided even Camp Verde would be too hot in the Summer.

Sedona, AZ from the West

After checking out several RV Parks in Camp Verde we drove to Cottonwood to see a couple more. Then we drove to Sedona via Hwy 89A, which approaches from the South and then turns East. Normally we come up Hwy 179 which comes in from the Southeast.

Cathedral Rocks and Clouds

Next we went for a beautiful drive down to Oak Creek along the Red Rock Loop. Here is a photo of Cathedral Rocks and some pretty clouds in the distance.

Cathedral Rocks, Sedona, AZ

Here is a closer shot of Cathedral Rocks.

Cathedral Rocks & Yucca in Bloom, Sedona, AZ

Another view of Cathedral Rocks, some Pinyon Trees and a Yucca plant in bloom.

Cathedral Rocks & Pinyon Pine

Courthouse Butte and Cathedral Rocks in the distance, framed by a Pinyon Pine.

Courthouse & Cathedral Rocks, Sedona, AZ

Another view of Courthouse Butte and Cathedral Rocks in the distance.

Sedona, AZ from the Airport Mesa

Beautiful red rocks and clouds from the Airport Mesa.

Panoramic View of Sedona from Airport Mesa

A wide (12×40) panoramic view of Sedona from Airport Mesa.

Bell Rock, Sedona, AZ

Bell Rock near Sunset. One of my favorite places and times to visit.

Courthouse & Bell Rock, Sedona, AZ

Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock.

Four Spires, Sedona, AZ

I’m sure this formation has a name, but I’m not sure what it is.

Scenic Bell Rock

To me, this is the definition of scenic view. Another great trip to Sedona.

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