Pacific Coast Bike Tour Day 17 & 18: Crescent City and Elk Prarie
Well, there’s not much to tell you about when it comes to our day off in Crescent City. The forecast was spot on and there was heavy rain most of the day. Luckily, we stocked up on a bunch of groceries yesterday so that we wouldn’t have to leave the motel on our rest day. We sat around watching tv and lounging in the room.
After a toasty day off it was time for us to really hit the road in California. Today was a big day for us, it would be the first time on the trip that we would enter the Redwoods National and State Forests.
Locals were warning us of a few big climbs up ahead and boy did we experience some hills.
Our first stop out in the Redwoods was at the Trees of Mystery. We didn’t take the whole tour, we just stopped for a quick water/coffee break. While there we checked out the giant statues of Paul Bunyan and his Big Blue Ox in the parking lot.
For lunch we stopped at the Woodland Villa Country Market where I had a burger.
I knew this would be my last chance to eat before we got to Prarie Elk Campground so I ate well to say the least.
One of the things that we were looking forward to most on this trip is seeing the Redwoods. Unfortunately today was cold and wet but we still did our best to stop off from time to time to snap some photos along the way. Here’s one of the first photos that I had taken of me inside of a giant Redwood tree.
We rode another few miles before we ended up arriving at Elk Prarie Campground. We now know exactly why they call it Elk Prarie as well.
The Elk spend their days grazing right in the front yard of this campground. There are signs warning about approaching the elk so it’s best to keep a safe distance from them.
After checking in we set up camp and called it an early night. Tomorrow we’ll be making our way to Eureka, CA!