Into California

September 3rd, 2009

Exactly two months after I started my ride on July 1st in Alaska I finally reached California on September 1st. It was a real pleasure seeing the sun come out near Crescent City after the many cloudy and foggy days in Oregon.

After 1200 ft ascent to Crescent Hill nice views on the downhill

One of the saltwater lagoons near Orick

After the sand dunes in Oregon the dominating feature here along the Northern Coast are the mammooth trees of the Redwood National Park. One campground (Elk Prairie) is situated on a large open meadow in the middle of large stands of redwoods. One of those trees is over 300ft tall and estimated to be 1500 years old! (Later today I’ll ride the “Avenue of the Giants” with more superlative trees.)

At a large redwood tree on Elk Prairie campground

There are other scenic stops along the way, including the memorial lighthouse in Trinidad, some saltwater lagoons and the Victoria style homes in Eureka.

Memorial Lighthouse with 4000 pound bell at Trinidad

Carson Mansion in Eureka

I posted more photos on the Oregon photo set and created a new one for California. The days are getting shorter, with sunset before 8pm. It’s cool in the mornings (around 50F) but heating up quite a bit during the day (mid 80s). So I’ll keep this post short to get on the road and see more redwoods…

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