Hi all - just thought we'd add a note on our drive up SR 299 from Redding to the coast.
I was a bit concerned after reading some of the comments about hills, but it is a super road and a beautiful drive! Don't think I'd drive it west-to-east tho' - might be my imagination, but there seemed to be a lot more uphill pulls on the west side of the summit(s). Our GeezerMobile (Mazda MPV) performed flawlessly and it was a good trip - see no worries for other FGRV-ers on this route ... YMMV however.
About in the middle of the drive, there is a BLM CG at Junction City - $5/night with Golden Age Passport - YES!
Basic FS with decent vault facilities and good water, but no dump station. At that price per night, we should have stayed longer! The host said there was also another BLM CG east near Douglas City, but we did not check that one out.
Happy camping, everyone - see ya' in Bandon!
L 'n D