Monday, July 27, 2015

OK, I'm Back

Just got back from what is becoming our yearly (Last Year) trek to Hendy Woods State Park up in the Redwoods of Northern California. We left Friday at 10:00 am for the 4 hour trip. Six hours later we made it to the park. Took us 6 hours to get back home too. Google Maps does not account for the nightmare that is Highway 37 across the North Bay or for road construction (remember California has two seasons. Winter and road repair).  

Since I took a bunch of photos last year I only took three this year.

New truck at Hendy Woods SP

To my surprise they allowed camp fires

The Clipper
We decided that we need another day up there since one full day is taken up wine tasting at the Anderson Valley wineries. So next year will be three nights then maybe we can go on a couple more of the trails that run through the Redwoods.

Stay tuned, the Float Tube Cumberland is about ready for it's rebirth. Classic Accessories finally got their act together and after two failed attempts to get me the bladders, they came while we were gone. I might wait until next week since it is supposed to be 100+ all week, Wednesday being the peak at (weather guessers remember) 107. Stay cool.


  1. Mark
    I hate road work this time of year, it seems all work occurs in the summer. Looking forward to a report on the float trip, one can stay cool in the tube even on the hottest days. Glad you guys had a good time.

  2. I think road work is the real American past time. I hate driving during the summer months. Hope you're staying cool Mark, it's hot here as well.

  3. Looks like beautiful country. If the drought wasn't so bad I'd suggest you head over to the coastal redwoods and try for some steelhead.

  4. Road work in this type of weather is just more than Ol' Folks like us should have to put up with. Heck, right in town here, a road project has been going on for over (6) months. Still not done! That is before you ever get out of town. At least, you were out and doing something enjoyable for a day or two.

  5. How long ago did you traverse Hwy 37? I drive it daily and it is just that way, particularly after 3 p.m. on weekdays. We license people to drive but don't train them to drive.

    Sure wish I appreciated that area when I was attending Humboldt State. Looking back, I was too focused on getting an education to enjoy it as much as I should have.

    1. Hey Pat. On the way over (Friday the 24th) it was around Noon - 1:00 pm. On the way back (Sunday the 26th) it was more like 3ish. The problem is not the highway, it's the two lanes to one with a lot of traffic and as you know it happens both ways.