Days 3 & 4: Talent, OR

Happy weekend, everybody! We’ve just departed from a quaint mountain farm paradise and are headed to Crater Lake for the next couple days.

Day 3 was a substantial road day – from Weott (Humboldt Co.), CA, through some tremendous redwood forests and coastal views, up to Oregon and into a network of vast evergreen-laden mountains until we reached our Airbnb in Talent, OR. Highlights of all that drivin’ include stopping to watch a herd of elk graze on a coastal marsh, getting Teegs some beach exercise and rock sniffin’, learning that some zones of NorCal have literally one radio station, and being taken by the looming majesty of Mt. McLoughlin from afar as we neared our destination.

Day 4 was pretty relaxed — Gary had to do some work, and so Hamp and Teegs explored the broiling hot Southern Oregon valley town of Medford. We’ve loved the cradle of mountains around this place, all the green, spiky trees. There are clouds here, too, something we missed in the Bay Area. Our Airbnb was at an organic farm where a man (also named Gary) raises chickens, a very friendly German shepherd named Sequoia, and native flowers for seed that goes to land reclamation projects after forest fires. We spent some time planning out the next few legs of the trip and trying to enjoy whatever cell service we could find.

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