REDWOOD FORESTS TO MOUNTAIN WATERS:  GRANTS PASS, OREGON ON THE
ROGUE RIVER,
Recently, Linda and I took a little summer vacation, wandering up California to Williams, then cutting over to the coast, going north through Ukiah, Ureka, Crescent City and Brookings Harbor, OR.  We then went over to Grants Pass, stopped briefly at the Indian Seven Feathers Casino near Roseburg, and then headed back down I-5, with a stopover at the R Ranch, along the Klamath River.  Lots of fun; 1500 miles of driving and some very curious sights to see, beginning with the Bears of Grants Pass.
HEADING TO THE RIVER
BEAR FORCE ONE
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BARELY SUMMER
Bears of Grants Pass, Oregon.  Explanation....please keep scrolling...somewhere in these pages I can report how they came to be...and why.
BABE...THE BLUE OX STUD
PAUL BUNYAN...ANOTHER STUD
LITTLE BLUE CALF, REALLY IS...BORN ON JOHN RUSKOVICH RANCH, CARISSA PLAINS, CALIFORNIA IN 2002
REDWOOD MAN, CARVED FROM ONE PIECE OF A REDWOOD LOG
UKIAH SKIES, UKIAH CALIFORNIA
THE EEL RIVER, BETWEEN UKIAH AND EUREKA, CALIFORNIA
REDWOOD GROVE, NEAR UREKA, CALIFORNIA
THE 'TRAVEL LOG' CARVED FROM A REDWOOD TREE BY CHARLES KELLOG WHO LIVED IN IT AS HE TRAVELLED ABOUT THE REGION DOING BIRD CALLS.  HE WAS INCREDIBLE...EVEN BETTER THAN A MOCKINGBIRD. 
BACK VIEW OF KELLOG'[S REDWOOD "VAN".  IT WAS POWERED BY A NASH-QUAD AS SHOWN TO LEFT.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO CHARLES KELLOG DOING HIS BIRD CALLS.   THIS IS A REALLY TRUE STORY.  HE RECORDED HIS CALLS ON THE VICTOR RECORD LABEL
ELVIS IS LEAVING THE BUILDING
AGAIN, CARVED FROM ONE PIECE OF A REDWOOD LOG.
HERD OF ELK RESTING....THE MALE IS THE ONE WITH THE HORNS, THUS GIVING RISE TO THE PHRASE, "HORNY."
DEER ON THE LEFT, COUGAR ON THE RIGHT
OCCASIONALLY, THEY MEET
THIS IS A TEST! 
CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THE SIGNAL FLAGS ARE SAYING.  ORV SHOULD KNOW BUT HE CANNOT ANSWER TILL HE GETS BACK FROM THE COAST...::-)
A MASSIVE VICTORIAN MANSION CONSTRUCTED IN EUREKA IN 1885  BY WILLIAM CARSON, WHO HAD HIS WORKMAN BUILD IT WHEN THE LOGGING INDUSTRY WAS IN A LULL, THUS AVOIDING THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT
TWO MORE REASONS EUREKA IS SOMETIMES CALLED A VICTORIAN TOWN.
VIOLINIST IN EUREKA TOWN SQUARE
CLICK HERE TO HEAR HIM PLAY
ON THE BOARDWALK IN EUREKA
EUREKA TOWN SQUARE
Glaciation and climactic changes, along with forestry have reduced Redwoods to just three groves in the world.  Two are in California and one in China. Of the original 2 million acres in California, 300,000 acres remain and of those about 52,000 acres are protected.
SCULPTURE IN HARBOR , EUREKA, CALIFORNIA
Linda shows the width of a Redwood similar to the one used by Charles Kellogg to create his "Travel Log." It got its name because it was formed out of one log.
BEAR GOING TO THE RIVER
THE SCENIC ROUTE TO GRANTS PASS