Day 20 (1)

I would have posted last night, but apparently giant redwoods and elk interfere with cell reception.

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Yesterday I stopped by Trees of Mystery, where they had these giant concrete statues. I didn’t pay the $15 for their gondola ride, since it was kind of foggy and I wasn’t sure if that’s the kind of tourist attraction that I’d be into. Better to spend the money on delicious food, and keep finding my own views.

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I thought this was super cool, and got more pictures of it from more angles.

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Speaking of food- this smoked salmon was great!

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Found a log with several large banana slugs on it. Check them out!

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Saw this sign…

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Looked to the left…

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Yeah, that’s a big tree!!

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Here’s the Elk Meadow where I camped last night. Got some cool pictures there, but didn’t see any elk.

Here are some elk-

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I didn’t see them until this morning, along 101.

I stopped in Orick, and saw this- it’s just so different from what I’m used to in Oakland:

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Saw a beach with some good looking surf after that, but These signs suggested that this is not the place to go splashing around:

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Regardless, the fog was getting so bad that I almost decided to stop. This is about as bad as it for though:

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Now I’m well enough rested, and will try to get past Eureka for my next camp. Less than 300 miles to go!

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3 Responses to Day 20 (1)

  1. Tony says:

    Did you forget the Native American museum at Trees of Mystery?
    on’t ride any Elk, those are not handle bars!

    • admin says:

      Darn it, you’re right! Totally forgot the museum, didn’t see a sign, but now I remember you telling me about it.

  2. mom says:

    Lindy and I were talking about Paul Bunyan and Babe on our way back from Michigan today, didn’t realize he went so far west! Those are BIG trees!

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