I'm planning a trip to the west coast for this September, and was hoping I could get some advice on some good parks/hiking to hit up.
I'm following Furthur on their whole west coast tour, so I will be on somewhat of a schedule...but there are some off days too. It starts off in Eugene, OR with two shows on 9/16 and 9/17, then goes up to Redmond, WA for a show on 9/18. Then it goes down to Santa Barbara, CA for a show on 9/20...then it goes to Los Angeles and Las Vegas on the 21/22...though I'll probably skip both of those shows. After that, out to Red Rocks in Colorado for three shows on the 24/25/26.
I'm planning on taking highway 101 basically all the way down the coast from WA to Santa Barbara, as that seems like the most scenic route for the most part. I'm also probably going to jump onto highway 1 once I get farther south. I've heard wonderful things about that whole drive.:)
So, what I need some advice on, is mainly some good camping/hiking areas.
I'm gonna be in the Eugene area for a couple days...so any good spots within a reasonable distance from there would be great.
9/19 is an off day on the tour...and I'll basically be driving down the coast the whole day...but it won't be a breakneck schedule. There will definitely be ample time to stop for a good hike or two. Any suggestions?
Since I'm skipping LA and LV, the 21-23 will be free days. I'll be coming from Santa Barbara. I'm trying to decide whether I want to head straight towards Colorado and stop in southern Utah for a couple days, or migrate back up towards the redwoods for a day or two, then head out to Colorado. That parts kinda up in the air yet...
I'll update with some more info as I lay some more groundwork...but any suggestions would be appreciated!!