As of today we have cycled for 4 weeks from Vancouver, BC and have passed the halfway point mileage-wise. The total distance from Vancouver to the Mexican border is 1854 miles. The total distance for the past four weeks is 953 miles. We’re getting there, slowly but surely.
We stopped this morning for some breakfast sandwiches at Tonetta’s Coffee and Eatery in Rio Dell then headed out of town with a last view of the company town of Scotia.
With a short time-out to fix our first flat (somehow my bike tire picked up two staples),
we were exiting the freeway for an amazing ride through The Avenue of the Giants.
This road took us through quiet, peaceful redwood forests with very little traffic. We cycled through 31 miles of redwood groves in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world.
We stopped in Myer’s Flat for a quick sandwich
and headed on south continuing on the Avenue of the Giants.
Bill was capturing the beauty of the scenery, but once we left the Redwoods, the landscape turned brown and the temperature rose about 15 degrees.
As we climbed the last few hills into Garberville, it was 85 degrees and direct sun. I think we will start earlier tomorrow as the mornings are definitely cooler and we only have about 25 miles to cover. and about 800 ft. to climb!