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Winter US west coast Road Trip

Posted on by maggiewilliams

In mid December 2008, I took off for road trip of the west coast of the U.S. from top to bottom.  Starting in Lynden Washington, just south of the Canadian border, I headed to the Olympic peninsula of Washington, and down the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California to LA.  I left at the beginning of one of the worst winter storms we’ve had in a long time here in the Pacific Northwest and I returned to the worst flooding we’ve had in decades.

I stayed in hostels along the way, of course.  Met a lot of neat people, did a few hikes, saw beautiful scenery.  It was great time.  Hope you enjoy.

December 14, 2008 – Behind the ole mule barn – Lynden, WA to Port Townsend, WA

December 15, 2008 – Michelin Man – Port Townsend, WA

December 16, 2008 – Four hours and four hundred dollars later – Port Townsend, WA

December 17, 2008 – the back end of the car wanted to take the lead – Port Townsend to Westport, WA

December 18, 2008 – Snowy beach – Westport, WA to Seaside OR

December 19, 2008 – The Tropics of Oregon – Seaside OR to Redwoods, CA

December 20, 2008 – Damnation Creek trail head – Redwoods, CA

December 21, 2008 – watch out for all the elk poo – Redwoods, CA

December 22, 2008 – it will only be worth $800,000 – Redwoods, CA

December 23, 2008 – I got what I asked for – Redwoods, CA to Pescadero, CA

January 4, 2009 – my car would have been totaled – Pescadero, CA to LA, CA to Lynden, WA

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