Dispatch From Klamath, Oregon
Good afternoon from Klamath Falls, Oregon where we're in residence for a few days at Rocky Point Resort. It's a sunny day here, low this morning was 42. It will reach 68 degrees this afternoon sometime. The resort is situated on Recreation Creek which flows into Upper Klamath Lake. Beautiful serene spot.
We've now been out on the road and away from quarantine in Sisters, Oregon for just over two weeks. We traveled down the Southern Oregon Coast into northern California as far south as Fortuna, California.
After leaving Fortuna, we moved inland and north to Trinity Center, California. The drive away from the coast and into the mountains along the Trinity River to get there is a truly amazing and remote experience. Recommended with the qualification, if you're driving a vehicle that's 25' in length or more, you must give yourself more time than you imagine the mileage dictates due to mountain roads being up and down and curvy.
We were in residence at a KOA Campground near the Trinity Lake for a few days. The campground is large and many of the people camped there are seasonal, some from the California coast who want a bit more of the summer's warmth Trinity Center has to offer them.
Connectivity was somewhat a problem at the KOA, so we cycled over to Trinity Center a few days so Melanie could work at the local market that had outside tables and where our Verizon signal strength was much better. The church across the street from the market had a sign asking people to join The State of Jefferson. Who knew? A modern-day secessionists' movement that encompasses Northern California and some of Southern Oregon.
All that's missing from their sign is a Confederate battle flag. White people wanting to over turn Reynolds v. Sims, a case originating in Birmingham, Alabama that established the one man-one vote principle. They don't like taxes. Imagine.
We took several nice bike rides along California Highway 3 and Trinity Lake. I took a ride to a trailhead into the Trinity Alps Wilderness one afternoon.
We left Trinity Center on Monday morning traveling to Klamath Falls, Oregon and our current spot on Northern Klamath Lake. We'll be here until Friday morning when we'll travel north and west to Eugene again. We'll resupply and head toward the Oregon Coast again and northward into Washington State.
Our plans to stay at a campground just north of Crater Lake National Park were dashed yesterday afternoon when the park service extended the closure of Diamond Lake campground due to concerns about COVID-19. Drats.
We'll most likely take Miranda to Crater Lake tomorrow morning for a brief visit, hopefully the weather will cooperate.
Steven and Melanie