West Coast Exploration – WA, OR & CA

In our last RV Road Trip blog posting, we discussed trip finances and prior to that, we took the ferry off Vancouver Island and crossed back into the US (from Victoria, Vancouver Island to Port Angeles, Washington) and started our trip down the west coast of the US, with stops in WA, OR and CA.

Olympic Nat Park (1 of 2)
Dominic walking on Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park
Olympic Nat Park (2 of 2)
Sandra at Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park – lots of big driftwood here
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Here we are reunited with Margarita & Arturo at their amazing food truck, Lonches to Go in Eugene, OR. We used to live in Eugene and this was our go to restaurant. No better mexican food to be had!
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Crabbing from the South Jetty in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Florence, OR
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Crabbing from the South Jetty in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Florence, OR
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Dominic walking the beach in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Florence, OR
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Sandra hiking the Coastal Trail in Redwood National Park, Northern CA
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Great mushrooms we saw while hiking the Coastal Trail in Redwood National Park, Northern CA
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Sandra hiking on the James Irvine Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Northern CA
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Sandra hiking on the James Irvine Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Northern CA
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Huge pine cones in Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Sandra in Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Very cool scenery in Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
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Ptarmigan – Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
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Smoky view (forest fire season) from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
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Hiking the Mist Trail at Yosemite National Park
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Hiking the Mist Trail at Yosemite National Park
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The Mist Trail at Yosemite National Park
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Sandra hiking the Mist Trail at Yosemite National Park 
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Exploring a section of the Pacific Crest Trail /John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park with a hike along the Tuolumne River
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Sandra on the Devil’s Slide Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest, California
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While in CA, we tried to do some short hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail where possible
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Our RV parked at Morro Rock in CA – we stayed here overnight
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Surfers in Morro Bay, CA
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Lovely sand dollars on the beach at Morro Bay, CA

 

It should be mentioned that while the camping in WA, OR & CA can be crowded, we only used 1 campsite for 1 night during the entirety of our 31 day trip from leaving Vancouver Island, until arriving in Northern AZ. There is so much national forest in the west that, you can always find somewhere to camp and we continued this theme of boondocking into AZ & UT. Keep following us on our trip!

Having  solar panels on our RV definitely helped with all this boondocking and these more than paid for themselves: Komaes 200 Watts 12 Volts Polycrystalline Solar Starter Kit with 20A PWM Charge Controller + 20ft Tray Cable + 20ft MC4 Connectors + Mounting Z Brackets.

Just send us a query/leave a comment if you need any specifics about places we camped during this west coast trip.

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