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    Default Away We Winnebago

    Last June my wife and I moved back to Oregon after a sixteen year stint in LA. We sold our overpriced piece of the California dream and most everything else and now travel in a 2007 Winnebago Journey towing our Jeep. It's not a beefy EarthRoamer or Spotsmobile but we have still gone to some amazing places and use the Bago as a base camp.



    We started the journey in Central Oregon.



    There's a lot of beer there and I guess some other great stuff...



    like mountains...



    and rivers and lakes to paddle...



    and more mountains...


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    I too love Oregon it is our base home !!! You could spend years just exporting our beautiful state. A very nice start to your journey, great pics look to see more ! Good luck and be well!!

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    And there was also the Oregon Coast...



    It even stopped raining for a couple of days at least to enjoy the beach.



    We headed up to Washington and enjoyed the Northern Cascades outside of Leavenworth.



    Boondocked (aka free camped) outside of Twisp.



    Camped at North Cascades National Park.



    Went to La Conner on the Sound and had some great weather and sunsets.



    Paddled some...



    Headed back to Oregon for a beautiful but short fall. Clear Lake and the Mckenzie River was probably a highlight. Watching our Ducks get shellacked by Huskies at Autzen was definitely a lowlight.



    Sunset at Clear Lake.



    Stargazing.



    Waterfalls on the McKenzie River.



    Great wine and vineyards in the Willamette Valley.



    We headed back to Oregon Coast with plans to leisurely travel south for the winter.



    But then October turned into Raintober with atmospheric river storms lashing The Bago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Happykamper View Post
    I too love Oregon it is our base home !!! You could spend years just exporting our beautiful state. A very nice start to your journey, great pics look to see more ! Good luck and be well!!
    Thanks. I agree Oregon is pretty awesome.

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    We went south down the California coast but the rain followed us. A quick check of the weather revealed the perfect cure for Raintober - Death Valley. First we to Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills.





    We had wanted to boondock in the Alabama Hills but after driving around it appeared all the suitable spots for our rig were taken. We found the nearby cheap BLM Tuttle Creek Campground pretty nice for $10 a night.






    As many expo members know this area is great for exploring.



    Mt. Whitney Portal reminded us winter is coming.



    Death Valley beckoned so we hitched up and drove a short but steep and twisty road to Furnace Creek Sunset Campground. The days were pretty warm but the nights were spectacular.



    I think other Expo members were in DV at the same time but we didn't see them. We did see some idiots take a Kia Soul down the road to Playa Racetrack.



    I couldn't find the sailing rocks. I guess I was looking in the wrong place. Oh well. Next time.



    Death Valley got a little busy with the 49er Encampment so decided to try Mojave National Preserve.



    We stayed at Whole in The Wall Campground which cleared out nicely during the week.



    The nearby rings trail was a fun hike.






    We will have to go back and explore more.


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    Clear lake is one of my all time favorite spots!
    Next chapter in the adventure of life...
    Stick and Brick people for now.

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    Nice photos ssichler..thanks for taking the time to post

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    This is awsome. How do you connect the jeep when towing?
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    Thanks azken and Berglid for the comments.

    Berglid - Towing the Jeep is really easy. A company in Washington State called Roadmaster makes a tow bar and braking system I use. Takes less than 5 minutes to connect/disconnect. You put the Jeep into neutral on the transfer case and shift into park and you are good to tow.

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