Day 66 / Eureka – Humboldt Redwoods, CA / 40 miles (Total 2325)
Woke up to another thick, wet, foggy morning. It was time to see the California sunshine. I filled up on the food Todd left me and set out on a path unclear. Take the coast, or hit the woods? I will let the road take me when I get there. Just like Mike said, 15 miles out of Eureka and the sun blasted the fog away. Amazing! I get to highway 211 to make the decision, and it makes it for me. 211 closed up ahead, bridge out. Off to the Redwoods with no complaint from me.
I roll into the Redwoods and traffic clears out. I have always wanted to set camp, deep into the large forest and get lost for a night. Today was the day. I rolled, so slow through the quite forest, looking hard for my place. Massive trees knocked down up ahead and it lures me in. I follow a fallen tree, and see my spot, split between a river and the giant trees. I set camp up out of view, take a stroll into the woods, and sit up against the biggest tree I could find. Two months of pedaling, two months of none stop, coming and going. I pushed my back up hard against the mighty Redwood to crack my back and it works. Exhale, breath in, and listen. Listen to the river’s flow, the tops of the tall tree’s blowing in the wind, only nature is what I hear. Then, the perfect moment happens, the moment were, it doesn’t exist. Time stands still and I hear what nature has to say.
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