We wanted to get out of town for a couple of nights and the weather was looking good on the north coast. We left on Monday, May 27, 2021. We only make short trips on weekdays and stay home on the weekends to avoid the crowds. Our plan was a quick trip up Hwy 101 to Humbolt Redwoods State Park. We had a reservation and had stayed here before. On our second day, we were going to explore an area we had not been to, The Lost Coast of California. This will be a picture-heavy trip report, remember you can click on any picture to see a full-size view.
Our home for the first night. Burlington Campground is located on the Avenue of the Giants. We will be driving it to the northern end tomorrow.
Only takes about 5 minutes to change our coach into a queen-size bed for the night. The bed is so much larger and comfy than the cabover bed in the Four Wheel Camper.
The next morning we were up early and took a walk to the Eel River through the redwood grove across from our campground.
You really need to walk through the Redwoods to appreciate their size.
We did this hike many years ago when we were young. We have a picture of us on a seasonal footbridge over the river. We walked up and down the river but could not find the bridge.
The new normal for me, hiking poles.
We packed up and headed up the Avenue of the Giants. Years ago this road was the main road before Hwy 101 was improved to the 4 lane freeway it is now. If you are in the area take the time to get off the freeway and drive this great road.