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An Adventure Up the Pacific Coast Highway

The next portion of our trip to California (see A Quick Day in the City by the Bay to read about our day in San Fran!) was making our way up the California/Oregon Pacific Coast Highway.  We were ready to start our journey of approximately 760 miles from San Jose, CA to Portland, OR!

Our first stop was Point Reyes National Seashore.  Here we were able to take a 1.5 mile hike around the Earthquake Trail to learn about the San Andreas Fault (as we were STANDING on it!)  This was one of my favorite parts of the trip…just on this small hike I was able to learn a little about history and the earth….and some history of the earth! :)
We explored a few more areas in the park.. including the North Beach where I was able to capture the birds enjoying the beach as much as we were!

Our next venture was into the Redwood Forest. We drove our vehicle though a redwood tree and took a few mini hikes through some different parts of the forest.  The trees are amazing in themselves to be able to enjoy.

We also stopped at multiple beaches and scenic views along our drive down California Highway 1. Here are just a few of the views we were able to experience. They say a pictures worth a thousand words right? Here are my thousand words…











On our way up the coast we stayed in a different city each night…some planned, some just rolling in and asking for a room!  It was a very adventurous, on-the-go trip..which made it that much more fun!  After a long, winding road, 5-day adventure up the coast we made it to Portland and then back home to North Dakota.  Above are just some highlights of the trip although we did much much more!