Jeep Play on the Beach

Temperatures at home were up to 110 and above, where to go to beat the heat?  The beach!  Beautiful weather and playing in the sand was a blast.  There wasn’t anyone on the beach, so I pretty much had the beach to myself, who doesn’t love that?

I did some Geocaching in the area, but mostly it was just great to be on the beach, and enjoy the cooler weather.  One of the Geocaches that I routed to took me to the Samoa Speedway: Welcome to Samoa Drag Strip, so I stayed and enjoyed some of the races. Because my arrival was later in the afternoon I got in free!

Around Lunch time I headed down for some crab at the: Seascape Restaurant Trinidad.

All in all it was a fun day and much cooler than my hometown…  how do you beat the heat?

#CaliBear #NorCalJeeps

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Going Topless!

This is what I am looking forward to next!  Our Going Topless Event in May!!  Are you joining us?

Meeting Place: 1104 Stockton Ave. south Lake Tahoe CA 96150

This is a National Event with local Jeep enthusiasts doing their own local events, if you have a Jeep then join us!!


FRIDAY AFTERNOON  – Coming from Redding/Corning:

Jan Lowry is leaving Anderson at 1:00 pm – Meet at Bobs Market, there is a gas station with ice and snacks there.  Heading south we can have additional pickup points for those interested in going Friday.  Let me know

SATURDAY MORNING  – Coming from Sacramento:

Here is some info for those that are going to be convoying up on the 16th. Everyone will be meeting up with Alan Whitehead at the Sportsman’s Warehouse at 2344 Sunrise Blvd. Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, there is a Denny’s, McDonald’s, Carls Jr., and Scottys Coffee for those of you who want to breakfast. For gas, there is a Shell, a Chevron, and a AM/PM. With a possible stop at Fresh Pond, we will be leaving The Sportsman’s Warehouse at 6:30am, if no stop at Fresh Pond, then we will leave at 7:00 am. There is Raley’s at the “Y” in Tahoe for gas and last minute forgotten items, or a 7/11 near Bob and Beckie’s house

Nothing But Jeeps

So I get a text message this morning from an unknown source, turns out to be the Admin for Nothing but Jeeps!  My Jeep picture made their cover page for the week!  Pretty cool!  Thank you Nothing but Jeeps!  I am honored and I am a big fan!!  oh… and I invited them to your birthday bash Robert Casebeer​  :)  We may have a group coming from SoCal!!  ;)

Celebrating the 4th of July

Fireworks on the Beach

Fireworks on the Beach

It’s a 3 day weekend and temperatures are hitting between 105 and 115 in Redding!  I know the coast is much cooler – Eureka is in the 70’s and 80’s much cooler than here in my hometown.  The problem is it’s the 3 day weekend and Eureka and the entire coast is very popular in the summer as well as when the temperatures go up around here. Put a request out for anyone that wanted to join me and Maricela texted me and said she was in!  YAYY!  Packed up the Jeep and left knowing I had a few friends that live over there and I also had some friends camping there too!

Received a warm welcome from Liz who has a little place over there and so Maricela and I unpacked the Jeep, popped open the tent and made our way to all the fun things to do up and down the coast!

Day 1:  Arrived at Eureka and heading south to set up camp, we grabbed Geocaches here and there when there was a place to park and was a quick on and off the road cache.  If was great just getting over to the cooler weather!

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Day 2: Ahhh it was nice to sleep in and it was really nice to sleep in the cooler weather!   Headed into town for breakfast and supplies for the 4th of July fireworks.  Grabbed the usual, chairs, ice, water snacks and headed into Ferndale for the 4th of July parade and festival!

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While we were enjoying the festival some friends called us up and asked if we wanted to go on the boat ride in Eureka! Rounded everyone up and headed up to Humboldt Bay and did a great little boat ride around the bay. Great way to see the Bay!

Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise Motor Vessel MADAKET

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After the boat ride we walked over and had dinner at the Lost Coast Brewery and came back to enjoy the Festival while we waited for the Fireworks

Lost Coast Brewery | Welcome | Enjoy your visit!

4th of July Festival | Eureka Main Street


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Here they are the FIREWORKS!!  HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

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Day 3:  No hurry today, we packed up everything first thing in the morning and headed up the coast.  First stop Founders Grove on the Avenue of the Giants Redwood Forest – WOW are these huge trees!! So beautiful and majestic!!  Great place to explore the forest!

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After exploring the Founders Grove we headed up Hwy 101 to the Ferdale Bridge: Fernbridge (bridge) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Moving on – we visited the Loleta Cheese Factory, sampled some yummy cheeses!

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Its getting close to lunch time… cheese samples held our hunger at bay until we got up to Woodley Island.  Woodley Island Marina | Humboldt Bay Harbor District , There was a Geocache there that I wanted to get, we had seen the island from the boat tour the day before, and it looked like a great place to explore.  We found the Geocache and visited the Memorials and the Table Bluff Lighthouse and then started out again when we noticed the restaurant!  We were craving some seafood so this was just the place!  We sat out on the patio and had a great lunch!!  Elvis the Seal showed up and entertained us.  Welcome to Cafe Marina in Eureka, California

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We were close enough to the Samoa OHV park that after lunch we took the Jeep down and played in the sand for a minute before heading home.

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Time to head for home… we will be back!

Last stop of the day on the way home, grabbed a great cup of coffee and sat on the patio: Wedding Venue & Retreat Center in Junction City, CA near Trinity River |Strawhouse Resorts

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Thank You S.R.R.

Had the best time ever last weekend with the Shasta Rock Rollers.  This group knows how to rock and roll!!  We met up on Fenders Ferry while they unloaded their off road vehicles and then we took off up the road from there.  Took the right turn into Madrone campground and it was uphill from there. We stayed on the Curl Ridge Trail all the way up to North Fork Mt and had lunch up on the old North Fork Lookout site.

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After lunch we headed down the Garden Jeep Trail –   Steep and overgrown, these 2 seaters made it look like a walk in the park.

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70+ miles later we were back at the parking lot, what a day, that was pure fun… thank you SRR!

Spring has Sprung and so have the Geocaches!

Can I get an FTF tonight?

Ran up to get an FTF tonight, GC5Q7MK Golf Course It Is Not (Traditional Cache) created by twoakind

it was a really pretty evening with an FTF to boot!!

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Grabbed some other caches too, and placed a couple of caches. Lets see who can get an FTF on these!!

GC5QFPZ Driving the Backroads by Cali~Bear.

GC5QFPG Driving the Backroads tonight by Cali~Bear.

I like daylight savings. 󾌸

Ocotillo Wells SVRA

URGENT– This is the most important post of the year! SHARE with everyone! Do you love recreating in your desert? Do you have an interest in how Ocotillo Wells SVRA is managed in the future? Then GET INVOLVED! The General Plan process can be confusing, but you can get your questions answered at these open houses, and more importantly you can leave YOUR feedback! You, the visitor of Ocotillo Wells SVRA have valuable input, but without you, YOUR voice will not be heard. Do you want someone else to make decisions about your desert park without your input?

Sean’s New Jeep!

Had a great time today out exploring the mountains of Northern California.  Sean came up to take delivery of his new Jeep and we just had to go off roading and get some dirt on it.  He picked a 4 door Rubicon in the Baja Yellow with all kinds of options on it. The destination was Harrison Gulch Ranger Station up on Knob Peak – see the link for the posted Geocache we placed.

GC5PGXW Harrison Gulch Ranger Station at Knob Hill (Traditional Cache) in California, United States created by Cali~Bear.IMG_5476

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GC5P47X I don’t feel like cooking (Event Cache) in California, United States created by Cali~Bear

Come Join us for Pizza!
This is a Geocaching Event
Special raffle for this event!
I’m having food drive to help out a friend.

GC5P47X I don’t feel like cooking (Event Cache) in California, United States created by Cali~Bear.

Bring a canned or non perishable food item, every item You bring will get you a raffle ticket!! See you there!!



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