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Old 08-04-2014, 05:52 PM   #406
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Fabulous pictures. Lucky to live near a place like that.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:10 PM   #407
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Between you and UpST8 I really, really, really, want to go to Fern Canyon. I'm going to do it.

You're pictures are great as always. I like the elk sticking it's tongue out at you and the baby - too cute. About those weird things on the beach.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #408
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Fabulous pictures. Lucky to live near a place like that.

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Between you and UpST8 I really, really, really, want to go to Fern Canyon. I'm going to do it.

Yes, yes...lucky indeed. The whole point of this thread is the more I've been around the more I realize how lucky I am to have this stuff close. Stuff I just took for granted when I was younger.

Yes, you should go.

As long as I'm updating the thread, thought I'd throw in a few photos from Burney Falls a week or so ago. I guess I'm becoming a bit of a bird nerd, but birds of prey are SO cool, and I went up there specifically looking for some.

Found a few Osprey










Saw some Bald Eagles but they were to far off. Did manage to get close to these Juvenile Bald Eagles though







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Old 08-04-2014, 06:51 PM   #409
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I have lived from Pollock Pines to Samoa, and I'm awestruck by your photographic interpretations. Just incredible!
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:17 PM   #410
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Dave you nailed it with this trip, spectacular!
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:45 AM   #411
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Very Nice

For the same reason as you, I'm drawn to the bypassed older sections of roads. Hopefully, I can still ride them, but many times there is now something which blocks the way. Extremely awesome pictures.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:10 PM   #412
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I have lived from Pollock Pines to Samoa, and I'm awestruck by your photographic interpretations. Just incredible!
Thanks man, that's really saying something!

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Dave you nailed it with this trip, spectacular!
It's been to long since I've been that far North on the coast. Might be some more coming up.....

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For the same reason as you, I'm drawn to the bypassed older sections of roads. Hopefully, I can still ride them, but many times there is now something which blocks the way.
Yeah, that particular spot has a gate, which could easily be ridden around. For some reason I'm less and less inclined to do that though

I've since learned that particular stretch of highway is referred to as "the slab" by the locals. Cool, it even has a name.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:05 PM   #413
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Thanks man, that's really saying something!



It's been to long since I've been that far North on the coast. Might be some more coming up.....



Yeah, that particular spot has a gate, which could easily be ridden around. For some reason I'm less and less inclined to do that though

I've since learned that particular stretch of highway is referred to as "the slab" by the locals. Cool, it even has a name.
The first time I rode 101 was in the mid 80's and in those days it was a memorable bike road. Every time I have ridden it in the years since it has gotten wider, duller, more crowded and less fun. OTOH as the road has gotten lamer; the bikes I ride have gotten better.

In 86 I was on a Suzuki 750 WaterBuffalo; peaky, gutless, heavy and ill handling. It was so vile it was kind of fun. It was a challenge. The next time will be on my First Gen V-Strom 1000, as you know still a fine ride.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:55 AM   #414
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That is a photo of Vellela.

Velella velella
is commonly known by the names sea raft, by-the-wind sailor, purple sail, little sail, or simply Velella. (wki)
Colonial hydrozoan... in the late summer it washes up on the beaches,sometimes gathering in huge drifts on the beaches.

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Old 08-08-2014, 07:04 AM   #415
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Heh, when I was a kid... that was the road. The roads were filled with logging trucks too.
The freeways were starting to replace the original 101 in the late 50's to mid 60's.
Back then, it was a very long day's drive (as I recall, 11-12 hrs) to San Francisco from Eureka. Now it's about 5-1/2 hours.

'Avenue of the Giants' is a lot of the old 101 highway.
Even that part is much improved over the old roads.

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That is a photo of Vellela.
I've since seen a few articles on this....guess I've just never been there at the right time.




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Heh, when I was a kid... that was the road. The roads were filled with logging trucks too.
The freeways were starting to replace the original 101 in the late 50's to mid 60's.
Back then, it was a very long day's drive (as I recall, 11-12 hrs) to San Francisco from Eureka. Now it's about 5-1/2 hours.

I haven't been riding it that long, I did my first ride that way in the 80s as a teenager. I have seen a fair amount of change myself, I remember once I was North of Santa Rosa it was a good ride, fun roads, great scenery and little traffic. Yeah, all of that has changed. Wide roads, traffic and tract housing being built in places I used to think were "wild".

Did manage to ride avenue of the giants on this trip just after daybreak. Does remind me of the old highway.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:05 PM   #417
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O.K., just a two picture update this time.....

Still can't get enough of the coast right now. Stayed local. Just a typical day of ultimate twisties to get the blood flowing and then a quiet lunch in the woods to take care of the soul.

Thought this was going to be a NO-PICTURE-just-ride day and then felt a bit inspired as evening came on. The beach was perfect and I didn't want to go home, so I set up to enjoy the sunset. There were a few other people out there, some taking photos. Like usual as soon as the sun dips below the horizon everyone is gone faster than the sun went down.

This was when I got my two favorite photos of the evening.







And if you like it so much you stick around until it's as much the light of a full moon illuminating the scene, that's when the magic happens.

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Old 08-09-2014, 05:42 PM   #418
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Just jumped onto this thread, pictures are truly stunning now I have another awesome thread to follow.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:21 PM   #419
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Laugh Nice job Dave...

I knew you'd do more justice to Fern Canyon than I did. Very nice!
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:28 PM   #420
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Thanks for the info on fern canyon. Planning my s10 trip now
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