The Wild and Scenic Smith River
Monday 6 August 2012 — Category: Outings
four-day, 800-mile photo outing to the southern coast of Oregon (south of Bandon) in May 2012, I took about 2,000 pictures. After spending two nights in Gold Beach, I continued south to Crescent City, California, for the third night.
On the fourth and final day of my trip, I headed out early on U.S. Route 199 towards Grants Pass, Oregon. I had been on this road once before — when we moved to Oregon in 2006. But that time I was driving a 24-foot U-Hall truck packed full of our belongings, so it wasn’t really time to stop and take pictures! One thing is for sure — I don’t plan on driving a big truck like that on a winding mountain road like Route 199 ever again!
One of my stops along the way was at the Stout Grove of redwoods, which is part of California’s Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, about nine miles northeast of Crescent City. You can see those photos in the Redwoods 2012 photo album.
Continuing on, Route 199 follows the Smith River much of the way to the Oregon border. Along this gorgeous, Wild and Scenic stretch of the river, I took 86 pictures, which I have narrowed down to the best 20 — including two 360-degree panoramas! — which you can view in Smith River 2012, the eighth of numerous albums from my trip.
For a complete list of all the blog entries and photo albums resulting from my trip to the Southern Oregon Coast, be sure to check out the May 2012 Southern Oregon Coast Photo Outing Recap