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25th annual Treffen Cruise
Canada to Mexico!
Monday, July 24 - Crescent City to Fort Bragg
100 Miles to first gast stop
We’ll explore the Redwoods via the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in the Prairie Creek Redwoods CA State Park and the Avenue Of The Giants in the Humboldt Redwoods CA State Park.
Newton Bishop Drury (1889 – 1978) was the fourth director of the American National Park Service and the executive director of the Save the Redwoods League. The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is the 10-mile long two-lane road through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County, California, named to honor his efforts in the creation of Redwood National and State Parks. This road had formerly been the route of US Route 101.
Save the Redwoods League:
The Avenue of the Giants is a scenic highway in northern California, United States, running through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It is named after the coastal redwoods that tower over the route. The road is a former alignment of U.S. Route 101, and continues to be maintained as a state highway as State Route 254.
Parts of Ave of the Giants will be closed due to construction this summer, but we'll still get to see most of it. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is one of my favorite spots to camp off season, you can practically have it to yourself.
Famous CA Hwy 1 begins in Leggett, where we'll take it out to the coast. Right where 1 hits the ocean for the first time, we'll pull over and hang out at the big overlook. The drive from the overlook in to Fort Bragg is wild! Savor it since we'll be bypassing Big Sur this year, to me there's a similar vibe in the drive.
A California Historical Landmark, Fort Bragg was founded in 1857 prior to the American Civil War as a military garrison rather than a fortification. It was named after army officer Braxton Bragg, who at the time had served the U.S. in the Mexican–American War (and would later serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War). The city was later incorporated in 1889.
9:00-9:30am - Morning Meet-Up:
Fisherman's Restaurant. They get busy in the morning, so give yourself plenty of time if you plan to eat here. The Curly Redwood Lodge is right across the street and there's gas just north a block or so.
12:00-1:30pm - Lunch & Gas
Safeway Shopping Center
701 S Fortuna Blvd, Fortuna, CA 95540
we’ve outgrown most of our old haunts, but parking in the biggest lot we can find. There's a few food options here, and a few more close by. Gas station in the same parking lot. Starbucks is two blocks south. We'll make this the main meeting spot though and we'll leave from here at 1:30pm
2:00-3:00pm - Avenue Of The Giants Cruise
Portions of the road are closed this year for construction. We'll do what we can here.
4:00-4:30pm - Scenic Lookout Hangout
Vista Point stop on Hwy 1 after Leggett. We’ve hit this spot in the morning in the past. It's 30 minutes to Fort Bragg is you want to stay for sunset.
5:15pm - Arrive in Fort Bragg
Craig from Airhead Parts reserved a group site just 3 miles out of town with room for 20 buses. There's bathrooms and pay showers. There's also 3 tent sites available that you can book directly with the host.
TO RESERVE, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll add the first 25 people we get to the list.
Motel 6 Fort Bragg
400 S Main St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
6:00pm - Dinner
There isn't a lot of parking in town, and the restaurants are small. Angelina's Grill & Bar is a good size and in the same parking lot as the Motel 6, which solves some problems.
Last year a group got seafood down under the bridge, the Fish & Chips were excellent & we had room to park. We can all decide together maybe over in the forum or FB.