Winston Oregon to FOY 2021

Winston Oregon to FOY

This circuit has been canceled for right now due to fires and smoke in many of the areas. The Forest Service has asked that we do not camp in many of these areas for safety reasons and not to impede the fire fighters. The safety of everyone is of utmost importance. If the fires settle down and get under control, it is possible for someone to revise any parts of this circuit and lead it to FOY. If you are interested, contact Adrienne Leibowitz, Adriennelulu@gmail.com, 805-458-2206

This circuit will pick up right after the end of the North Northwest circuit that ends at Winchester Bay Oregon. This circuit will start from Winston Oregon with a visit to the Wildlife Safari and then go onto Diamond Lake/Crater lake and travel down through Shasta, Lassen, Reno and explore the areas along the 395 through California. It includes Mono Lake, June lakes, Tioga Pass, Mt Whitney area and the high deserts with lots of hiking and beautiful scenery ending up in time for the All Singles Dance Rally in Niland at the Fountain of Youth.


WINSTON, OR

September 15, 2021 to September 20, 2021
Hosts

Marian Nakagawa 971-409-5421

Activity Ideas

Main attraction Wildlife Safari 600 Acre drive through park begins with a visit to the Village housing small, rare animals, gift shop and nice restaurant with a view. The drive thru is divided into 3 sections with hundreds of free roaming animals from Africa, Asia and the Americas from Asia, Africa and Americas. Most important is their breeding facility for the critically endangered Cheetah with over 225 cubs born there. Other attractions in this beautiful area of Oregon include gorgeous wineries, scenic loop drive on Hwy 138 where you can enjoy up to 20 spectacular waterfalls, some right beside the road. And dont miss the best-in-the-world Umpqua Ice Cream.

Parking Location

Foursquare Gospel Center, 540 SE Main St.Winston, OR. 97496 Donation of $7 per night is expected. Parking on a grassy field, no amenities. Dumping at the Loves and the Cottage Grove Water Treatment Plant

Directions and Other Information

Highway 20 to I-5S to Old highway 99 S to SE Main, left on CR-266, left into the parking lot. Church lot, no amenities.

GPS Coordinates

N43.1157530,W123.4140739Click on link to see Google Map


DIAMOND LAKE / CRATER LAKE, OR

September 20, 2021 to September 26, 2021
Activity Ideas

There is an 11-mile paved multi-use trail around Diamond Lake. There are many hiking trails, including a self-guided nature trail, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, Mt. Thielsen Trail and Mt. Bailey Trail; and that doesn’t even take into consideration the Crater Lake National Park and all it has to offer. Go to the Steel Visitor Center and watch the park film, drive around the lake, attend a Ranger program, find the phantom ship, take lots of pictures, visit the Sinnott Overlook, swim, and fish or dangle your toes in some of the worlds purest water. There are several dog friendly trails in the park. Take the Ranger guided Trolley Tour around Crater Lake and the Ranger guided boat tour. Take a Ranger led hike.

Parking Location

Diamond Lake Campground, Idleyld Park, OR (541) 498-2531

Directions and Other Information

Drinking water, showers, garbage disposal, grey water waste sumps, dump station, picnic tables, fire rings. $16/night S/A off; $22 for lakeshore sites; $21 for double site; $27 for double lakeshore. HALF OFF WITH SENIOR PASS

GPS Coordinates

N43.15930,W122.13309Click on link to see Google Map


MCCLOUD, CA

September 26, 2021 to September 29, 2021
Activity Ideas

Kayaking, hiking, living memorial sculpture garden, Mount Shasta

Parking Location

Ski Park Highway (NF), boondocking area.

Directions and Other Information

No facilities. Free. 4 mi west of town on SR-89, turn north on Ski Park Hwy (paved rd for winter access to ski area. 1.5 mi ahead is a large parking area for the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. This spot is level, and there is room for 6+ rigs. There is also a large level gravel storage area 2 miles in on the left. Good sun, open sky. Excellent Verizon. Frequent bear encounters. Great views of Mt. Shasta and the rolling blue hills in the other direction. Very quiet. Elev 5000′.

GPS Coordinates

N41.26902,W122.21494Click on link to see Google Map


SUSANVILLE, CA

September 29, 2021 to October 3, 2021
Activity Ideas

Hike Biz Johnson Trail, visit Susanville Ranch Park, visit the Lassen Historical Museum, and catch a movie at the Sierra Theater. Fish for rainbow trout.

Parking Location

Merrill Campground (Eagle Lake) Reservations can be made at reservations.gov. Large sites.

Directions and Other Information

From Susanville head west out of town on Hwy 36, 4 miles out turn right onto County Road A1 (Eagle Lake Rd.). From Old Station head east on Hwy 44 approximately 63 miles turn right on County Road A1 (Eagle Lake Rd.), follow this road for 12 miles and follow the signs to the campground. Sites 57-90 are designated dry camping, $10/night w/senior pass; sites 27-56 have water and electric for $20/night w/senior pass. Water is available free; dump $5.

GPS Coordinates

N40.548386,W120.812046Click on link to see Google Map


MINDEN / RENO, NV

October 3, 2021 to October 6, 2021
Hosts

Lisa Kohn – 615-588-6853

Activity Ideas

Visit Lake Tahoe for hiking, kayaking and sightseeing. Go swimming at Sand Harbor. Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum and the Nevada State Museum. Visit the Nevada State Capitol Building, the Bowers Mansion Museum and the Governors Museum. Take a tour of the Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory. Side trips to Reno, Virginia City and Comstock.

Parking Location

Minden/Tahoe Airport, 1146 Airport Road, Minden, NV 89423

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS Coordinates. $10/night dry-camping. Public restroom available.

GPS Coordinates

N39.173466,W119.744102Click on link to see Google Map


LEE VINING / MONO LAKE, CA

October 6, 2021 to October 12, 2021
Activity Ideas

Explore the Mono Lake Tufas, see the upside down house, take a drive across Tioga Pass (Yosemite) and hike around Tuolumme Meadows. Lots of lakes in the area to kayak and/or fish on. Visit the ghost town of Bodie and check out the June lake loop (14 miles) and Devils Postpile National Monument. Just south of Mammoth Lakes at the Hot Creek Geological site are bubbling hot springs, fumaroles and geysers. Great hikes to explore.

Parking Location

Glass Creek Campground, Mono Basin Scenic Area, Lee Vining. 50 spaces, all first come, free. Bear country. No water, vault toilets, tables, grills.

Directions and Other Information

Just West of US 395 north of Mammoth Lake

GPS Coordinates

N37.752000,W118.990000Click on link to see Google Map


BISHOP, CA

October 12, 2021 to October 18, 2021
Activity Ideas

South Lake, Lake Sabrina, North Lake, petroglyphs, Bristlecone Pines, and no visit to Bishop is complete without a visit to Schats Bakery.

Parking Location

Horton Creek Campground, $4 with senior pass

Directions and Other Information

BLM, 8.5 miles NW of Bishop on US 395, west on Sawmill Road; and then 3 miles west on Round Valley Road. 49 sites with pull throughs, tables, pit toilets, campfires, no drinking water. Elev. 4975 ft.

GPS Coordinates

N37.39403,W118.57437Click on link to see Google Map


LONE PINE, CA

October 18, 2021 to October 24, 2021
Activity Ideas

Mount Whitney, Movie Museum, hikes to arches in Alabama Hills, Manzanar Internment Camp

Parking Location

Tuttle Creek Campground , $5 with senior pass

Directions and Other Information

3 miles west of Lone Pine on Whitney Portal Road; 1.5 miles south on Horseshoe Meadow Road; west on winding dirt road. Tables, toilets, campfires, no drinking water, dump $5. Elev. 5120 ft.

GPS Coordinates

N36.56663,W118.12364Click on link to see Google Map


HESPERIA, CA

October 24, 2021 to October 26, 2021
Activity Ideas

Hesperia Lake, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area and Mojave River Forks Regional Park offer great outdoor opportunities. Visit the Hesperia Zoo and the CalEarth Homes.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 10230 E Ave, Hesperia, CA 92345

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS Coordinates. Donations for dry camping. For an alternative with E/W Hookups, the Elks Lodge has 24 sites at $25/day. The Elks Lodge is located at 9202 E Ave, Hesperia, CA.

GPS Coordinates

N34.43642,W117.28959Click on link to see Google Map


JOSHUA TREE / YUCCA VALLEY, CA

October 26, 2021 to October 28, 2021
Activity Ideas

This circuit will join the Coastal Circuit here. Hiking, Stargazing, Nature Trails, Geology Motor Trail, 4-wheeling adventures, visit an orchid farm, dancing, Pioneer Farm, dine at Pappy’s and Harriett’s and lots more.

Parking Location

Yucca Valley Elks #2314, 55946 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. A parking attendant is recommended and the number of rigs may need to be limited due to available parking at the Elks.

Directions and Other Information

20 full hookup sites for $20 a nite or $120 a week, dry camping $10. We can dry camp in electrical sites once all the dry camping sites are taken BUT we must leave two sites for other Elks. Water and dump free for campers and $5 for others.

GPS Coordinates

N34.1210892,W116.4436787Click on link to see Google Map