The Elks Club

image An Afternoon Meeting in the RV Park

Elk Country RV Park in Trinidad, CA makes guests sign a waiver acknowledging that we are aware of the possibility of elks roaming the premises, that we will be cautious leaving our motorhomes, and that we will not approach any members of the herd.

Jeff has almost given up hope in seeing any elk. Ever since we arrived in Remote, Oregon and learned about elk hunting, he has been eagerly awaiting a chance to observe them. Once he saw a herd from a long distance in a field off Highway 42. And throughout our travels, every time we pass an elk crossing sign, he is hyped up with positive energy only to be disappointed again and again.

But today is a different story! We wake up to the presence of the Grand Poobah of the herd spotted on the premises.

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Later, we get invited to a Lodge Meeting…

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Apparently one of the committee meetings is in our campsite.

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Elk Country RV Park

image Crescent City to Trinidad, CA

We leave the northern portion of the coast redwoods and meander our way 62 miles south on Highway 101

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past Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to a 200 acre RV campground in an open park-like setting.

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Elk Country RV Park is right off Highway 101, recognizable by the little red school house behind the RVs in the picture below,

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or the local herd of Roosevelt elk that roam freely throughout.

Jeff has been on the lookout for elk ever since we entered Oregon. With each elk crossing sign

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his heart rate rises and an eager look takes over his face. He gets ready to spot an elk, only to be disappointed over and over again.

As I check-in to our RV site I am required to sign a waiver regarding the caution to not approach the elk and asked to be careful when opening the door to our RV. Then the manager shares pictures of yesterday’s elks who came to visit.

I fear I have created high hopes for Jeff. No elk come around today.