Nevada Public Radio Online Auction – Nevada Public Radio 2016 Winter Online Auction
Auction Ends: Feb 20, 2016 04:00 PM PST

North CA Adventures

Two Tickets on the Skunk Train in Mendocino County, Northern California

Item Number
KZYX 16-1005
Estimated Value
$122 USD
Sold
$60 USD to erikaschu
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

The winning bid will receive two tickets on Northern California's Skunk Train. The SLP for the tickets is $122 ($61 each).

Located in Northern California’s Mendocino County there is a skunk running through the redwood forest, but this isn’t any skunk, it’s the world famous Skunk Train. The California redwoods, pristine coastline, and award winning vineyards are all a part of the landscape of what makes Mendocino County such an amazing place and home to this 131-year-old train.

Regardless of your departure point it’s the occasional whistles as your train chugs through tunnels, over bridges and past open meadows, the train follows the coastal "Redwood Route" as it has since 1885. It is the towering trees, a glimpse of a deer drinking from the Noyo River, an isolated fisherman's cabin peeking from the forest, and the notion that you have left the rest of the world behind that draw people to the Skunk Train.

The Noyo River Canyon

Departing from Fort Bragg, the first few miles run alongside the Pudding Creek estuary, where common wildlife sightings include blue heron, egrets, osprey, ducks, and the occasional lounging turtle. After passing through Tunnel No. 1, the Skunk Train snakes its way along the Noyo River, zig-zagging through the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon.

Coastal Range and Redwoods

Departing from Willits and traveling to Northspur, your train will climb the Eastern slope of the California Coast Range, cutting through it at Tunnel No. 2 (Summit) before descending into the Noyo River Canyon. This is the mountainous part of our railroad line, in which 8.5 miles of track cover a straight-line distance of less than one mile. 

Come see the Skunk in its natural habitat. 

Item Special Note

NOTE: The Skunk Train offers excursions from both its Fort Bragg, California and Willits, California depots. Reservations are encouraged. Contact the Skunk Train office for more information: (707) 964-6371. Please visit the website to learn more about the trains and the journeys. Tickets are good through February 10, 2017. Schedules are subject to change.

 

NOTE: 

• Some gift certifiates may only be valid when presented in person.
• A $5 handling fee may be added to each winning bid.
• Item pick up and item shipment will begin February 29, 2016.
• All shipped packages will be at the winner's expense per the published KZYX Distribution Policy. Some exceptions may apply. Please request the complete policy for full details (email to uw@kzyx.org). 

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