The whole tour I’ve been feeling a little nervous about Leggett. Here’s why- The highest elevation that I’ve reached so far was just over 900 feet in Oregon, and this one is around 1700. However, on further study, I noticed that where I camped last night was at nearly a … Continue reading
I hit 900 miles by lunch today, that’s a cool number. A thousand will be cooler. I’m stopped for lunch in a Chinese place in Garberville, and will need to stock up on some groceries for the next stretch. Yesterday I saw some baby cows. They were pretty cute. The … Continue reading
I made it to Weot tonight, and that’s about 65 miles today. Not bad! Will try to post some pictures soon.
That light mist turned into a steady drizzle, and I had another reminder of an old lesson. Must make sure that the tent fly isn’t touching the tent wall, and nothing is touching the tent wall during rain! Most of my “important” stuff is dry, but I know my sleeping … Continue reading
I think that when this is all done, I’ll wrap up the bike touring with a post of things I’ve learned on the tour. One thing I learned tonight is that I was seriously unprepared to ride in real darkness. That’s ok- I planned on doing most of my riding … Continue reading
It was inevitable. Two things, I guess, were inevitable and they happened today. First, I caught a hornet in my beard as I was riding down a hill. I quickly plucked it out with my left hand, and got a sting on my numb pinky. Second, I had to stop … Continue reading
I would have posted last night, but apparently giant redwoods and elk interfere with cell reception. 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 … Continue reading
I was woken up this morning by an angry camp host informing me that the crescent city office is wrong, and there’s no $5 hiker biker rate in this park, and I was $10 short. Oops!
I was just hanging out on my picnic table, reading my book and looking like this when a family camping nearby came up and gave me a couple chicken sandwiches. They sure were friendly!
For whatever reason, I felt like bumming around today. That’s ok- I saw some really amazing nature last night, had my first campfire from driftwood. There were a couple of young guys in the adjoining site, and we shared some entertaining stories around the fire. They’d spent a lot longer … Continue reading