Trip Report
TADMO BL Trips
Saturday June 24, 2017 9:19am
This TR thread will be where I document the trips I/we take in the van now that the build is nearly complete.

So with 110+ deg. temps forecast for Redding, I decided to bail from the north valley furnace and chill for a week on the Nor Cal and So. Oregon coast.

Another goal for me on this trip was to recon stealth camping sites in the stretch of coast between Arcata Ca. and Newport Or..
I hate staying in campgrounds for 2 reasons;
1: Solitude, I feel caged and crowded in established CG's. :(
2: Cost, I'm a cheapskate dirt bagger at heart. ;)
Happy to report I found a couple sweet sites with no LEO or touron presence.

This one is 2 miles from Redwoods NP in the Orick area.
Stayed here the first and last nights and only 4 vehicles drove by while I was there. :)

Redwoods stealth site <br/>
with ocean view thru the trees.
Redwoods stealth site
with ocean view thru the trees.
Credit: T Hocking

Found a nice site just north of Gold Beach Or., short walk thru dunes to the beach. :)

Gold Beach Or. area stealth site.
Gold Beach Or. area stealth site.
Credit: T Hocking

Had a great time travelin and stayin cool on the coast.

Enjoy the visuals;

Huge rockslide on Hwy. 299 at French Creek caused by the winter rains,...
Huge rockslide on Hwy. 299 at French Creek caused by the winter rains,
had a 20 min. wait here for construction.
Credit: T Hocking

Trinidad area
Trinidad area
Credit: T Hocking

Redwood NP
Redwood NP
Credit: T Hocking

So. Oregon coastal rocks
So. Oregon coastal rocks
Credit: T Hocking

So. Oregon highball problem with a sandy landing.
So. Oregon highball problem with a sandy landing.
Credit: T Hocking

Heceta Head and lighthouse.
Heceta Head and lighthouse.
Credit: T Hocking

Boatyard in North Bend Or.
Boatyard in North Bend Or.
Credit: T Hocking

To be continued...








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T Hocking
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T Hocking is a trad climber from Redding, Ca.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Jun 24, 2017 - 09:38am PT
The grand tour. Nice avatar, bud.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
  Jun 24, 2017 - 11:02am PT
pictures of salt air make my nostrils flair!

i got pulled over on that stretch by a shaky cop who asked to search the van (mostly just lift the "skirt" hanging from the bed platform) while he palmed his firearm. he wiped his brow and explained that patty hearst was reported to be traveling in a van fitting the same description. we were both visibly relieved, but i didn't offer to smoke him up.

best to you two
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
  Jun 24, 2017 - 11:49am PT
following

I may have to get details from you on the Orick spot. It's hard to find free camping anywhere along the coast in those parts.

No kayak this trip?

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Author's Reply  Jun 24, 2017 - 01:06pm PT
^^^
Split,
no kayak this trip, it was way windy with small craft advisories
all week anyway. I don't mind sharing the Orick stealth site location and like you said free camping sites are hard to find since they closed the beach camping next to Freshwater Lagoon many years ago.
E-mail me for beta, no campfires and leave no trace please. ;)
tadhocking@sbcglobal.net

More trip pics;

Credit: T Hocking

Credit: T Hocking

Credit: T Hocking





Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 25, 2017 - 06:10am PT
Really nice work Tad,
I love your van, you got roof mounted air conditioning on that thing?
Cheers
Ez
WBraun

climber
  Jun 25, 2017 - 07:13am PT
Just see how the "Hockinator" finds peaceful places in the countryside ...... :-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jun 25, 2017 - 07:18am PT
Dude, just admit it, you removed yerself to the far hinterlands to lessen the chances, or the temptations, of watching a Giants' game on TV. :-)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Author's Reply  Jun 26, 2017 - 09:54am PT
Thanks all.

Ezra, no AC on the roof, 10 speed reversible fan/vent. The van has AC if it gets too hot.

Reilly, Guilty, the Giants suck!

Together we will travel. :)
Tad

More pics;

Redwoods NP
Redwoods NP
Credit: T Hocking

Credit: T Hocking

Reilly, no TV signal where I bivied, so I watched DVD's, Field Of Dreams an all time fav.

Credit: T Hocking
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Jun 25, 2017 - 09:57am PT
Ramble on! Rambler
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
  Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00am PT
Need some Willie Nelson On The Road Again :)

Good to see you getting out in your van

:)

DMT
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Jun 25, 2017 - 11:34am PT
Nice, Tad!
It's great that you got your van project done.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
  Jun 26, 2017 - 06:27am PT
Dude,
I love your latter day dirt bag at heart approach - I can really identify with it alot! Cool van & great photos. Do keep 'em coming. You set the bar high, pardner, for a truly righteous way to travel. Be well out threre.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
  Jun 26, 2017 - 09:32am PT
Pretty cool Tad, the van looks pretty sweet!! Look forward to meeting you one day.


moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
  Jun 26, 2017 - 10:22am PT
Right on, Tad!

Btw, how much for the van?

:-D

Moose
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Jun 26, 2017 - 11:22am PT
Field of Dreams, eh? "Build it and you will go other places."

Hockinator and Hockinatrix, on the road again. Be well.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Author's Reply  Jun 26, 2017 - 11:32am PT
Thanks for the kind words and stoke all!

To be clear,
the van build is not complete. Still have to finish the galley cabinets and do some trim work before I call it done. :)

Moose,
If ya have to ask ya can't afford it. ;0

Did some surf perch fishing on the trip but got skunked.

No fish just sea and sand
No fish just sea and sand
Credit: T Hocking
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Jun 26, 2017 - 09:24pm PT
hey there say, T hocking... wow, say, this is wonderful!! hugs to mo... and thank you so kindly for sharing!

:)
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
  Jul 14, 2017 - 03:14pm PT
Sweet that you got to road trip A bit. i have done a few weekends in the Astro this summer but mostly working too much.......
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
  Jul 14, 2017 - 03:58pm PT
Happy Trails
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
  Jul 14, 2017 - 04:02pm PT
Um, Tad, I'm not real clear about those campsites. Wanna include a detailed map please?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Jul 14, 2017 - 06:22pm PT
Sweet...we were in the same area 7/2 to 7/4. Did a little pack rafting on the Rogue.
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