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Old 05-28-2009, 06:31 AM   #1
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West Coast 50th Anniv Capetown (CA) to Cairo (OR) Rally Anyone?

About 650 miles total. Starting on the northern California coast, and proceeding generally northeast through Redding, CA and Shasta Lake areas, to Goose Lake, OR, to the unincorporated community of Cairo, OR, near Ontario/Fruitland, OR.


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Old 05-28-2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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Congradulations on the 50th Anniversary African Caravan Plans

It is great to see that the West Coast is planning to remember the 1959 Wally Byam Caravan to Africa.

Best wishes to the formation and execution of your plans.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:36 PM   #3
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To start the caravan, stay at the Ferndale, CA fairgrounds and take an auto tour of Capetown. From Eureka to Redding, CA, plan on a day for this 150 mile trip across hwy 299. It usually takes me at least 5 hours to drive this route with my trailer. It is a very scenic and enjoyable drive if taken in a day. If taken as part of an extended drive, it is not enjoyable. It's too curvy to hurry across. At Whiskeytown Lake National Recreation Area, Oak Bottom camp has parking for a few big rigs. It is just a parking lot with gorgeous views. Dump station and potable water available. Goose Lake State Park, OR is non-reservable but would be a great place to stop overnight.
I would love to be on this caravan. I don't think I'll have the time for the next two years, though!
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:36 PM   #4
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Cape (Mendicino?) to Cairo

This west coast commemoration sound really great - keep us posted on this as we'd like to come along for the ride!
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:37 AM   #5
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This event sounds very interesting, but it's too far away for me to consider. Keep us informed if/as it develops.
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