|After our cozy night in the cabin, we made breakfast then
headed west. This section of Hwy 36 is very slow going and
under road constructions, so it takes a long time to get to the
coast. But it is so beautiful! Once we hit Hwy 101 we turned
south and headed to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the
Avenue of Giants. We explored the Founder's Grove and stayed
the night at Burlington Campground.
|We spent the five days before Thanksgiving exploring the coastal range
and coast! We stayed one night in the historic Forest Glen Guard
Station, the oldest building still standing on the Shasta-Trinity National
Forest. This quaint cabin is set far away from hustle and bustle and snug
against the Wild and Scenic South Fork Trinity River. It has a full
bathroom, fully-stocked kitchen, front porch, fire pit and sleeps 6 people
- but I'm giving you fair warning, do not read the journal until you leave!
The cabin is popular and you can book it up to 6 months in advance at
|After our night in the redwoods we headed south to
take the Skunk Train from Willits up to Crowley,
which is also in the redwoods.
|Even Annie got to ride on the train!
|After our Skunk Train excursion we headed to Fort Bragg
for a couple of nights. We explored Glass Beach, Point
Cabrillo Lighthouse and had dinner with an old friend of
Todd's from High School.