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Yosemite National Park - 2016 Trip - Day 03

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Start Location: Bandon, OR
Ending Location: Red Bluff, CA
Miles Today: 352
Trip Miles: 832
States Visited: 3
Provinces Visited: 0
Low Temp: 55.1° F
High Temp: 99.6° F
Min Elevation: 16'
Max Elevation: 4338'

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Today was not very exciting although we made a good choice last night to head inland for I-5. When we got up this morning the temperature in Bandon was 50 degrees and the fog was so thick that it was misting. We decided to chance not wearing rain gear and by the time we were a couple of miles inland the mist had stopped but it was still cold and stayed cold almost until we got to I-5. Once on I-5 the temperature rose all day into the high 90's and we were never cold after that.

There was not much to see that we hadn't seen numerous times before - Mt. Shasta that seemed to go on forever, lots of trucks, and lots of people driving faster than the speed limit.

We got into Red Bluff around 4:00 in plenty of time to make it to the 5:15 mass at Sacred Heart Church. This appeared to be a really old church which was confirmed by a 1906 cornerstone. Despite the church being old it was a very nice service, the priest was great and the servers were the youngest we had ever seen - two of them were only 6 and 7.

We will be on I-5 again in the morning until Sacramento and then we will pick up 99 and head toward Yosemite.