Cycling The Pacific Coast Daily Travels

Daily Travels: Brookings, OR to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA

The Ride

Route: Highway 101, Then Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway In Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park [The Name Is Spot-On]

Distance: ~100km/62mi

Weather: Mid-Teens, Cloudy, Slight Tailwinds

Terrain: Flat Stretches From Brookings To Crescent City, Solid Climb/Descent In Del Norte State Park, Another Solid Climb/Descent Into Prairie Creek Park

The Rest

Breakfast: Clif Bar & Banana

Lunch: Subway Sandwich [Luxury?]          Dinner: Store-Bought Ramen with Spices

Snacks: Nada        Beverages: Water

Previous Night’s Sleep: 10:30pm to 7:00am [8.5 hours]

Previous Night’s Accommodation: Spindrift Motel in Brookings, OR [A much-appreciated day-off]

The Day In Pictures

Crossing into California. The skies still grey, the coastal fog persists, and the temperatures remain cool. No complaints, though. The weather could be far more uncooperative and ugly.
Descending around a turn to reveal the first view of the California coast.
The water’s a bit chilly! Never grow tired of imposing rocks dotting the shore, a prominent feature in southern Oregon and the northernmost stretches of California.
Del Norte Redwoods State Park. Lush greens everywhere. Massive redwood trees towering immediately beside the road. The air feels fresher in here, for sure.
Riding along Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, a beauty stretch of road in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Old-growth groves of coastal redwoods all over the park. Pictures can’t fully capture how impressive these centuries-old trees look in real life. One of my favourite moments of riding along the coast so far.

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