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Old 02-11-2018, 08:28 PM
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Default Friends aimlessly fly the west coast

Armed with my RV-7A, My best friend and I headed up the West coast on a 1000NM weekend trip to see what we could find! What a blast!

Untitled-1 copy by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

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Bathroom break in Newport OR

Next stop, Tillimock OR
0210181005_HDR by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr
Will it fit?
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Stopped at the Tillimock cheese factory in order to bring the all important gifts back for girlfriends. Also ate some excellent ice cream!

0210181305a by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr
There isnt any fuel at the nights destination of Forks WA, so we topped off in Hoquiam.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:34 PM
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Next up, Olympic National park. Awesome from the air! Pictures don't do it justice!
0210181339 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

0210181339d by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

Canada was right across the straight of Juan de Fuca, so we had to! My airplane in canadian airspace? Check.
0210181352a by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

0210181353a by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

Cape Flattery. The most North West point in the continental US. Beautiful!
0210181409 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

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The nights destination! 0210181443 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:36 PM
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Our Friend Mark drives the 47' MLB for the coast guard at La Push WA, Spent some ground time checking things out

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Old 02-11-2018, 08:42 PM
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Turns out its legal to drive side by side vehicles in town, So off to coffee and adventure we went!

0211181104_HDR by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

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Beautiful Area!
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:44 PM
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A little weather rolled in for the trip home, so we took the opportunity to fly the beach!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cPmxWvPsnOY
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:23 PM
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Looks like you guys are having a great trip! You definitely hit the PNW on a good weather day. Last week? not so nice.
Enjoy the return leg down south. Looking forward to further PIREPS.


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Beautiful photos! Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:07 AM
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Man this is cool thanks! I need to plan another West Coast trip. Been to couple destinations you covered but not to Tillamock. On the bucket list.
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Up in my neck of the woods! Can't wait to get my RV done!
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Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great trip!
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