Come along on this one of a kind adventure exploring the beauty of Northern California as Women Who Explore teams up with Visit Del Norte County!
Enjoy a long weekend full of adventure and relaxation that includes a horseback ride on the beach, hiking and a guided meditation in the Redwoods, a ride in a traditional Redwood canoe, great food and more!
Day 1 - Welcome to Del Norte County!
Arrive in Crescent City, CA on the evening of September 22nd and meet at our private accommodations. On your way to this quaint, coastal town named for its crescent-shaped sandy beaches, you’ll get your first views of the giant and majestic Redwood trees. If time allows, we recommend making a pit stop to enjoy a short stroll through one of the Redwood forests.
If you are flying in to join us, the nearest airports are:
- Crescent City, CA (CEC) Del Norte County Airport
- Medford, OR (MFR) Rogue Valley International Airport (approximately a two-hour drive)
- Eureka, CA (ACV) California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport (approximately an hour-forty minute drive)
If you are driving, Crescent City is located approximately 6.5 hours ( 355 miles) from San Francisco and 5 hours and 45 minutes from Portland, Oregon (326 miles).
Arrive at your cozy, vintage accommodations (in downtown Crescent City) and settle in for the weekend. Check in is anytime after 5 pm. You’ll be treated to hors d’oeuvres when you arrive. Spend the evening getting to know the ladies who you’ll be sharing this grand adventure with while relaxing on outside on the patio. If you arrive by 6:45 pm head out on a short walk to the nearby Beach Front Park and catch the sunset over the Pacific.
Day 2 - Horseback Rides and Beach Exploring
Wake up to the smell of the fresh ocean air and grab a cup of coffee along with some breakfast to enjoy on the patio. After you’ll head out for a day of exploring the coastal shores!
In the morning we’ll saddle up and head out on a two hour guided horseback ride with Crescent Trail Rides that will lead us through the sand dunes, down the beach, and back through the pine trees and meadows. After the ride, spend some time exploring Kellogg Beach known for its treasures of agates and driftwood.
After a morning of exploring Kellogg beach, we will head back to Crescent City to continue our exploration of this beautiful coastal city. We will start the afternoon with a stop at the Rumiano Cheese for a tour and opportunity to taste their curated artisan products. They have been perfecting their craft since the early 1900s and you will definitely be happy we stopped by!
Next we will be checking out the local beaches and lighthouses . First we will visit Battery Point Lighthouse Beach followed by a hike through the Tolowa Dunes State Park to a viewpoint of the St. George Lighthouse. After a little bit of exploring the dunes, we will head back into town for a private brewery tour at SeaQuake Brewing Co. where we will finish the evening with a delicious group dinner.
Day 3 - Redwood Canoe Rides & Scenic Drives
Wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee. Grab your breakfast and enjoy the smell of fresh ocean air as you get fueled up for a once in a lifetime adventure today!
As we make our way down to our grand adventure, we’ll take the scenic route though the Newton B Drury Parkway located in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. This will likely be one of the most stunning drives you take in your life! Along the way you’ll pass under a tunnel of trees and truly be among the giants. Along the way you’ll have an opportunity to stop and hike a few of the trails of your choice. There’s a ton of options and you’ll have a few free hours to explore this area. Some of the must-hike trails include Fern Canyon, Big Tree, and Carruthers Cove Trail plus so many more!
We will be heading out for a one of a kind experience that is only available in Northern California! Today you’ll float down the Klamath River in a traditional Yurok Redwood Canoe.
This tour is unlike any tour you have experienced before!! Each canoe is dugout and hand carved from a Redwood tree. As you glide naturally across the water’s surface, a Yurok guide will share stories about the ancient traditions, history and way of life of the Yurok tribe. You’ll also learn about the wildlife, geography and history of the Klamath River. This experience will leave you feeling at one with the river, ocean, and forest.
Day 4 - Guided Energy Balance Exploring Redwoods
Today you’re in for a BIG treat! After your morning coffee and a delicious breakfast, we will be heading out to explore the Redwoods for a guided energy balance and release hike and meditation.
We will be guided on a hike through the Redwoods and once we reach out destination, we will take in the magic of the beauty around us. Laying under a canopy or Redwoods, our guide from Soul Feet Retreat will lead us through a meditation that will cleanse, strengthen and refresh our energy. This balance release session will leave you feeling uplifted, rejuvenated and connected to yourself. As a parting gift you’ll receive a sacred infused crystal to take home to recall these practices when needed.
We will enjoy a packed lunch picnic surrounded by giant redwoods and then the rest of the afternoon is yours to spend leisurely exploring the trails of your choice in the nearby Redwood National and State Parks.
After a full day of frolicking under the tallest Redwood trees in the world, we will head back to Crescent City for a group dinner. At the end of the day we will head out to the beach for a bonfire as we watch the sunset over the Pacific ocean.
Day 5 - Redwoods from Above and Secret Beach
Enjoy your final morning taking in the fresh ocean air with a cup of coffee and breakfast at your leisure
Today our last adventure has us experiencing the trees and views from above. We will be exploring the Trees of Mystery park where you can walk the aerial suspension bridges that make up the Redwoods Canopy trail, glide through the forest on a gondola ride, visit the Cathedral and Elephant Trees and more!
After a fun filled morning, you can take a hike to Hidden Beach to catch one last glimpse of the Pacific Coastline. Take in the beauty of this hidden gem while exploring tide pools, combing through driftwood and if your lucky catch a glimpse of seals and other sea life that call this beach home. When you are ready, you'll say your goodbyes to your new friends and make your way home after an unforgettable weekend explore with Visit Del Norte County!
- 5 Days/4 nights in a private, cozy, vintage accommodation. Double occupancy. Accommodations are shared rooms/beds with queen and twin bed options. Single room occupancy is available; see below.
- Guided two hour horseback ride along the Pacific coast
- Yurok Redwood Canoe Tour with a private guide and local history
- Guided hike in the Redwoods National Forest
- Guided mediation and energy cleanse/balance session
- Adventure through the Trees of Mystery
- Explore Newton B Drury Parkway and hike through surrounding Redwoods parks
- Private tour at Rumiano Cheese including samples and craft beverages
- Exploring local beaches, sand dunes and hiking to viewpoints and lighthouses
- All guides and entry fees for guided tours
- Private tour of SeaQuake Brewing Co.
- Group dinner and drinks at SeaQuake Brewing Co.
- Beach bonfire and sunsets over the Pacific
- Fresh brewed coffee and hot tea
- All meals provided; Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch
- Professional photographer capturing all the fun!
- Transportation to and from Crescent City, CA
- Alcoholic beverages, energy drinks, specialty beverages
- Guide Tips
- Travelers Insurance
Meals: All meals will be provided. Please reach out to the trip host after booking if you have any food allergies/sensitivities. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions but cannot make any guarantees.
Trip Confirmation: This trip requires a minimum number of ladies to register in order for it to be confirmed. Once the trip reaches the minimum participant number, you will receive an trip confirmation email and a link to be added a private Facebook group just for trip guests. In this group further trip details will be provided. Please let Lindsey know if you do not have or use Facebook (see contact information below).
Cost: $1,250 per person for double occupancy which includes a shared room with either queen or twin beds. You must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to book shared occupancy. Single occupancy available as add-on; $550 for private bed and room.
Discount: A discount of $50 is available if you are Covid-19 vaccinated. In order to receive the discount code, you must provide proof of vaccination prior to registration. You will be randomly paired with another participant if you elect this option. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a discount code prior to booking.
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of this trip, payment is non-refundable at the time of purchase. If you can no longer attend, you are able to transfer your ticket to another guest. You are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds. Please get in touch with the Women Who Explore to discuss the transfer of your ticket. We may be able to assist if there is a wait list.
Questions? Please reach out to Lindsey Egan at email@example.com
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Meet Your Trip Leader - Social Media Guru for Women Who Explore - Melissa
Melissa is the Women Who Explore Social Media Guru, professional photographer and amateur filmmaker based out of Arizona. Her passion for exploring didn’t really begin until her 30s, but now it shows no sign of slowing down! Hiking is her first love, and she also enjoys climbing and mountain biking. Finding WWE and connecting to like-minded women from all walks of life has been truly transformational for her. Melissa's motto is “Do all the things!” If I have the time and resources, I’ll try anything at least once!