Vertical Gain: 4029 feet
Calories Burned: 7272 (2774)
Note: The first number is from Garmin Connect, the second is from Strava. I was quoting Strava only until yesterday. I don't understand the large discrepancy. They used to be the same.
Link to Garmin Route Data
Today was about as good as it gets. This is my favorite day on this tour. The Avenue of the Giants on a bicycle is absolutely terrific, as I hope you will fee after you read this.
We started out from the hotel, and made our way out of Eureka on some little used back streets. After about 5 miles on highway 101, we got off at the College of the Redwoods exit, and made out way on some roads largely paralleling 101. The main one was Eel River Road, with took us to the town of Loleta and Fernbridge, where we turned onto highway 211 for the trip to the SAG in the little town of Ferndale. This is a cute little town with lots of great old houses. I had thought we had everyone at the SAG together for the first time on this trip, until I learned that Herb got lost getting out of Eureka and put in over 6 bonus miles. Anyway, here is a picture of the gang massed at the SAG.
|At SAG in Ferndale|
|John and Barb Solley in tree trunk|
|Dec 1964 High Water Mark|
|The Avenue of the Giants|
|At the Drive Thru Tree|