We got invited by our good friends John and Carol to go RVing with them around at the end of December / beginning of January. This is often a time of the year that we’re underwater in Ferndale, so I’m always hesitant to make plans of being away from home. But with clear skies forecasted for the entire week, it was a go.
We used the KOA in Manchester as our base, and had a lovely 5 days of flying kites on the beach, visiting Mendocino, hiking through the forests, and eating way to much food while relaxing in their RV.
One hike that we went on was to Chamberlain Creek Falls, in the Jackson Demonstration State Forest, near Ft. Bragg. I had been here once before during the summer, but since we had just had a lot of rain, I thought there’d be more water flowing over it this time. Surprisingly, it seemed about the same.
The hike to the waterfall is relatively easy, even though there are some fairly steep sections that reminded me of how out of shape I am. It’s a very pretty hike the whole way though, and one I would recommend if you’re in the Fort Bragg area.