Chasing Waterfalls Adventure
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June 25 - 27, 2021
Join our caravan via scenic Hwy 395 to experience northern California and southern Oregon's
7 Most Spectacular Waterfalls.
"The Journey is as Important as the Destination"
Our caravan begins in Lake Tahoe and travels the lesser known section of Highway 395 through California and into Oregon. Surrounded by dense green trees, the views are spectacular.
We are staying in Manzama Village Cabins and RV Park on the south rim of Crater Lake National Park.
From Crater Lake, we will spend a day dedicated to chasing waterfalls.
We drive to each area with easy hikes to each waterfall, all less than a mile and mostly flat.
Explore our itinerary below and be sure to join us for a fun filled long weekend.
Limited to the first 6 cabin reservations and unlimited RVs.
To respect Covid-19 concerns, transportation will not be provided.
You will drive in the safety of your own vehicle and caravan.
Subject to daily changes
Friday June 25, 8:30am - Departures
Depart Raley's parking lot near Stateline in front of Marcus Ashley Gallery in South Lake Tahoe. Late-comers will be expected to buy a round of drinks for the group. ☺
Or, you can meet us at Burney Falls.
12:30 - Burney Falls
President Theodore Roosevelt called Burney Falls "the Eighth Wonder of the World". The falls were declared a National Natural Landmark in December 1954 and in March 2021, a National Geographic article declared the site to be one of "northern California’s most spectacular waterfalls". Movies including Willow (1988), Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958), The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952), The Parson and the Outlaw (1957), and documentary Top Secret Waterfalls (2017) all included scenes of Burney Falls.
Picnic lunch by Chef Boyar G is included and served at the Falls.
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By Rick Marhefka
4:00 - Arrive Crater Lake
We will be staying at The Cabins at Mazama Village near the south rim of Crater Lake. Cabins, RV, and tents have been reserved based on your reservation selection with us.
After check-in and set-up, we will relax with a nice pasta dinner by Chef Boyar G. Beverages not included so feel free to bring your own.
8:30 - Sunset Cocktails over Crater Lake
Saturday June 26, 9:00am - Chasing Waterfalls Day
Depart for waterfalls in separate vehicles throughout the Umpqua National Forest. You free to carpool if you feel comfortable.
We will visit (scroll to top and click on the slideshow for photos):
National Creek Falls - In the middle of nowhere, but a gorgeous drive.
Clearwater Falls - Fun little waterfall right off Hwy 138.
Whitehorse Falls - Another quick trek from our parking spot.
Watson Falls - 3rd highest waterfall in Oregon
Toketee Falls - Most popular and where we will have lunch provided by Chef Boyar G.
Fall Creek Falls - I have not been here yet, but it looks beautiful. It is an additional 90 minutes round trip. I will be going, but for those already waterlogged, may head back to camp after Toketee.
Most of the waterfalls are less than an hour from each other and the hikes average less than 20 minutes.
~6:30pm BBQ Campfire Dinner by Chef Boyar G
8:30 - Sunset Cocktails over Crater Lake
Sunday June 27 - Departures
Nothing is scheduled for Sunday so you are welcome to get more sunrise photos, sleep in, explore Crater Lake in more detail, chill by the campsite, or head home. I am debating on stopping off at Lava Beds National Monument but haven't decided yet. On the way home, we will likely stop off for lunch at Lassen Ale Works Boardroom in Susanville, CA.
Chasing Waterfalls Reservation
While I have visited each waterfall,
this is the first group trip.
Therefore, it is heavily discounted to account for any surprises.
Crater Lake lodging sells out fast! Fortunately, I already reserved 6 cabins for those who are driving cars. RV and tent sites are first-come, first-served, but I do not foresee an issue since most of their visitors opt for cabins at this time of year.
Packages include the pre-organization, lodging, and all primary (B,L,D) meals. Prices do not include your fuel, beverages, snacks, or $20 park entrance fee. Basically All-Inclusive!
Cabin Package - $585.00 dbl occupancy
2 queen bed cabin two nights, two breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Each additional person in same cabin - $110.
RV/Tent Package - $285.00 dbl occupancy
No hook up site, two breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Each additional person - $110.
* Children under 7 free.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cancellation Policy - You may cancel for any reason before May 31, 2021 for a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Johnny G Adventures reserves the right to cancel the trip for a full 100% refund to you.
Weather - Average temperature is 58° - 34° F.
Payments accepted - We accept US Checks, PayPal, Venmo, American Express, Mastercard, and Visa.
Meals - Any dietary restrictions must be communicated upon reserving. Beverages and snacks between meals are not included. I suggest bringing your own cooler.
Day 1 includes lunch along a scenic highway vista around noon and dinner at the campsite.
Day 2 includes breakfast, lunch at Toketee Falls, and dinner at the campsite.
Day 3 includes breakfast. We will stop off for lunch at a restaurant on the way home and is not included.
Bring - Your own beverages and snacks for between meals. Chair. Weather-proof hiking boots or stable footwear as we will likely cross patches of snow. A flexible attitude as the itinerary may change due to weather, group consensus, and unexpected outside variables.
Transportation - Due to covid-19 concerns and individual flexibility, everyone will follow in their own vehicles. Rideshare as you feel comfortable but Johnny G Adventures bears no responsibility.
Accommodations - Cabin information can be found here: Cabins at Manzama VIllage. RV sites are not yet fully open thus there is likely to be no water or electricity hook ups. Additional information can be found on the Crater Lake Hospitality website.
Physical condition - Most of these hikes are a 15 minute walk with the longest being 25 minutes. If you can walk a mile, you can survive this trip. Most are not-ADA accessible.
Children - All well-behaved children are welcome and children under 7 are at no charge.
Pets - Pets are not allowed in the cabins at any time. Well-behaved dogs are allowed on the trails, but must be on a leash and only one dog per person on a leash at one time. More information
Who is the leader - Johnny G is your adventure leader He has personally experienced each adventure unless otherwise noted. He will also be assuming the role of Chef Boyar G for your culinary delights.
What if I have more questions? Contact us and we will answer as best we can.