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One of my ten 2008 goals is to run in the redwoods.<br>
Looks like August is my best time, because of a Marathon in July, DW birthday, early Aug,,, etc.<br>
After weighing the cheapest flight and drive verses the closest flight and no driving, I'm going to go with the no drive option. It's less than 25 miles to the campground.<br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><b>Redwoods 2008 I-tentative-arary</b></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Tuesday 8/12/08....</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">Leave TRI @ 6 am arrive in Cresent City, CA @ 6:35 pm</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Wed.....................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">Camp in Del Norte S.P.</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Thur......................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">Camp in Prairie Creek S.P</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Fri........................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">Camp in Prairie Creek S.P</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Sat.......................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">Camp in Prairie Creek S.P</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Sun......................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">Camp in Prairie Creek S.P</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Mon......................</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">Camp in Del Norte S.P.</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Tuesday 8/19/08....</span><span style="font-family:Arial;">Leave Cresent City, CA @ 12:35 PM</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">I'll be camping, running, photgraphing, and playing in the woods all week out of a backpack.</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">If anybody likes to do that, company is welcome.</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">And advice from the locals also quiet welcome.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">jjj</span>
 

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What a great plan Jessie, wow, I would love to do that. Larry
 

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JJJ-<br><br>
I've been hiding in a corner lately, licking my wounds, so to speak, but this was good enough to bring me out of lurkdom. My plans for August revolve around <b>Mrs. Johnny's Family Reunion</b> down in LaLa land. Originally it was scheduled for the first of the month, but lately there's been some talk about changing it to the middle of August.<br><br>
At any rate, I will put this in my schedule, and definately make some time to get down there, even for only a day or two. Hopefully I'll be able to run by then, but at the way things are not progressing <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">, maybe just hangin out will have to do.<br><br>
I was not aware that Crescent City even <b>had</b> an airport. They must have only one flight in and one flight out via SFO each day. If your plans aren't firm, Eugene is a 4 hour drive, Medford is a 3 hour drive, and Eureka about an hour drive. Temps in August in the Redwoods, 40's at night, maybe 60's during the day. Drive 10-20 miles inland, temps go up to 100 or higher.<br><br>
Several cool trails begin just behind the info station at Prairie Creek Campground, about 1/4 mile from the CG.<br><br>
Do I need a kilt to be able to run with you??<br><br>
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Sounds like a great vacation JJJ!! I haven't made my plans for August yet, although there might be a trip to Seattle in there somewhere. As the date approaches I know there will more talk about possibly getting to meet up for a run. Maybe I'll head down there and so some photography as well. The two times I've been there have been for races, so would love to do a bit of hiking and find some out of the way places to capture some good photos. I saw in this month's RW, the Rave Run spot is Fern Valley near Crescent City. That's a spot I've never seen before but looks very cool.
 

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Thanks Johnny, A day or two would be a great treat.<br>
Sorry you've been DLed, but you'll be fiesty by August no doubt.<br>
Kilt optional <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br>
Flight is booked!<br>
minor time changes<br>
4 legs each way, overnite in one airport, overnight flight coming back<br>
I'll be at LAX for 6hrs, I could manage a good training run<br><br>
from puddle to puddle for 600 bucks US<br><br>
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Bumping this up as promised.<br><br>
JJJ, your ears should have been burning, as there was much discussion of you at Eugene this weekend. Some interest was also expressed in your upcoming west coast tour.<br><br>
See you in a few months<br><br>
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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">, Johnny, I had half a mind to hop a flight and head that way last Thurs.<br>
Probably should have my ass kicked.<br>
See ya soon<br>
bruthah,<br>
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..jjj///......make 'em come down here and see what your HILLS look like.....<br><br><br>
I'll send a Sherpa Guide<br>
and an Oxygen Tank.....
 

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Yeah, I'm gonna try to get down to Frozen Head S.P. and do some exploring.<br>
I'm sure they're love it.<br>
By the way, while I was in the area, I came upon what I though might be one of your hideouts. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.tinypic.com/sxehdg.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
3 miles N of Exit 332<br>
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....ssssshhhhh......<br><br><br>
,,,,,,,,,oh, I also know WHY it's called ''Frozen Head''.......<br><br>
...............(and to all<br>
Evil Minded Boomers<br>
-->>><b>No, that's not Why</b>)<br><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_Head_State_Park" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_Head_State_Park</a>
 

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Bump....so I don't have far to look for this in a couple of weeks.
 

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Which reminds me of a few things I need to do too<br>
Thanks <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br>
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My roadtrip to SF with DS has been postponed from this week to August...hmmm. However, looks like we'll be in the Mt. Shasta area, not over by the coast. I'll continue to look at dates & places -- a meet-up would be great!
 

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Here's some particulars:<br><br>
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 - Arcata, CA (<a href="http:/b%3E%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif'%20/%3EpenDecodeWin('/ube/airportDecode.do?code=ACV'%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif'%20/%3E;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">ACV</span></a>) to Crescent City, CA (<a href="http:/b%3E%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif'%20/%3EpenDecodeWin('/ube/airportDecode.do?code=CEC'%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif'%20/%3E;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">CEC</span></a>) United 5781<br>
Operated by: United Express/skywest Airlines<br>
Depart: <a href="http:/b%3E%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif'%20/%3EpenDecodeWin('/ube/airportDecode.do?code=ACV'%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif'%20/%3E;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">ACV</span></a> 8:18 AM<br>
Arrive: <a href="http:/b%3E%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif'%20/%3EpenDecodeWin('/ube/airportDecode.do?code=CEC'%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif'%20/%3E;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">CEC</span></a> 8:49 AMNon-stop (I certainly hope so)<br><br>
no other plans set at this time.<br>
I'll get some food in town, check in via the library<br>
then mosy on down the coast into the forest, hang out on the beach some probably.<br><br>
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 - Arcata, CA (<a href="http:/b%3E%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif'%20/%3EpenDecodeWin('/ube/airportDecode.do?code=ACV'%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif'%20/%3E;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">ACV</span></a>) to San Francisco, CA (<a href="http:/b%3E%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif'%20/%3EpenDecodeWin('/ube/airportDecode.do?code=SFO'%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif'%20/%3E;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">SFO</span></a>) United 5451<br>
Operated by: United Express/skywest Airlines<br>
Depart: <a href="http:/b%3E%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif'%20/%3EpenDecodeWin('/ube/airportDecode.do?code=ACV'%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif'%20/%3E;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">ACV</span></a> 8:11 PM<br>
Arrive: <a href="http:/b%3E%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif'%20/%3EpenDecodeWin('/ube/airportDecode.do?code=SFO'%3Cimg%20src='http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif'%20/%3E;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">SFO</span></a> 9:28 PMNon-stop<br><br><br>
My schedule was changed and I'm going to miss a layover at LAX.<br>
I wanted to meet Dromi. <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><br>
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Hi JJJ, sorry you can't make it to L.A. but LAX is a real drag.<br><br>
We will meet someday, as I need to make a trek back to the East Coast and visit family in North Carolina (Charlotte area) sometime in '09. Maybe Thunder Road Marathon '09? Or is there anything near Asheville, since I heard that Biltmore Mansion is worth a look...my DH is from VA so we don't mind visiting that area either, if you have race suggestions.
 

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...JJJ//.......this is SO COOL...........<br><br>
when I saw them in the early 60's I wasn't a runner,<br>
but would have LOVED to run there......<br><br><br>
I actually wanted to be a Surfer then.
 
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