For the first 15 miles or so we were still on the Avenue of the Giants which looks like this. That is Grandpa up there.
Lunch in Garberville. At an Italian cafe. Perhaps we found a happy medium between vegan sandwiches on nutty bread with sprouts and the Happy Meal. It was so hot all I could get down was a Salad and lots of ice tea.
Popsicle stop with 10 miles to go in the 98 degree heat.
A bit further down the road we came across Confusion Hill... a throwback old tourist trap that sucked us in. That is supposed to be the worlds biggest freestanding wood carving.
Our original campground is no longer a state park but turned over to Mendicino County and now run on a first come no reservation basis. Since every other campground has been full so far we thought it prudent to find alternate lodging. The only motel in 10 miles had one room left so we grabbed it and are happy crashing at the Stonegate Villas and old style motel that is perfectly adequate.