On Sunday we started what’s several days of riding through the northern Redwood forests in California. Sunday we rode almost 60 miles to get from the Oregon/California border to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, where we spent Monday resting and doing some short hikes in the park.
On Tuesday, we got an early start and rode to Eureka.
Today we’re riding the Avenue of the Giants, one of the most famous stretches of this route. Then the next two days will include some significant climbing around the town of Leggett, CA. The Leggett climb is notorious among all the bikers we’ve met. We should hit the worst of it on Friday - a five-mile climb that goes above 2,000 feet. But the good news: that’s the last big climb of the trip, so I’m pretty sure we just roll downhill all the way to Mexico then. Kidding! But it’ll be the last long climb, which we’re both excited about. And in a week, we’ll be making our way over the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco!