Saturday 16 June, 2012

Day Two – Klamath!


After a short scoot around Yreka (turns out it was much more charming than previously stated) I followed a whim and headed opposite my destination into the Klamath National Forest. Good thing, as it was the best road with the most amazing scenery I’ve seen in a long time. My motorcycle was made for this [...]


After a short scoot around Yreka (turns out it was much more charming than previously stated) I followed a whim and headed opposite my destination into the Klamath National Forest. Good thing, as it was the best road with the most amazing scenery I’ve seen in a long time. My motorcycle was made for this road, it hauls all my gear and then hauls ass.

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Route 96 follows the Klamath River through the Forrest past gorgeous scenery. There was very little traffic and I felt like the road had been made for me, just that morning.

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About halfway in it encounters the small town of Happy Camp where I stopped (how could I not with a name like Happy Camp). After snacking on some raw veggies I went exploring. Apparently the region is home to many Bigfoot sightings and he is something of a mascot. A 20 foot tall metal sculpture of the creature graces the town center.

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I noticed a road going north and asked where it went, a helpful local said Crescent City and Grants Pass. Taking a chance I took the road. It would through another amazing mountain forest and ended I the town of O’Brian. From there I headed north to Grants Pass in Oregon.

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Yelp helped me pick out a good restaurant (Circle J Cafe, very nice place with healthy menu options). There were a bunch of large bear sculptures on the main drag downtown, my favorite was the one in samurai armor.

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A trip back south through Ashland (home of the famous Shakespeare festival and apparently every tourist in Oregon) brought me to my hotel in Klamath Falls, the (ironically) named Majestic Inn.
When I selected the hotel, I assumed the town was located near natural beauty, perhaps a water fall. I guess the Fall in the town name comes from a fall from grace. I am a little nervous leaving my bike outside tonight.

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