Day 64 – Prairie Creek National Park, CA to Harris Beach State Park, OR

Miles biked – 55

Approx Total Miles – 3113

Days to Party -13.

11/2/2009 We woke early at the campsite shrouded in a thick fog. Ryan shared a smorgasbord breakfast with us before we parted ways. We stayed off of US-101 for the first 10 miles or so, riding along a beautiful and thickly wooded side road.  We decided that we would need to get second breakfast shortly after getting back to the main road. The next town was Klamath, which had 3 exits, and few food options. After exiting on the first two and reaching only a campground and a boarded up café (still billed as being open 24 hours/7 days a year), we took a side road that led us a 1.5 miles down the road in cyclo-cross fashion. When that landed us at a dead end, the three wise bike and brewers laughed and turned around to back track the mile and a half. I, however, have an adamant refusal to double-back on roads and miles I have already travelled, and almost died while carrying my bike and panniers up a steep, rocky slope to the road. Luckily, we found a great café, fueled up, and pedaled on. It wasn’t long before we had another “must-stop!”– The Trees of Mystery roadside attraction with a giant Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe.  Not only did the visitor center have outstanding free samples of homemade fudge, Tracy and I found and excitedly purchased WOLF T-SHIRTS!! We have been on an epic search to find your classic airbrushed wolf t-shirt, and we are finally proud owners. I have vowed to wear it each day of riding until the end of the trip.

At this point, it was necessary to get some more miles under our belts, so we rode on, climbing a pretty grueling hill before descending into Crescent City. There, we ate a quick lunch and loaded up at the grocery store for a camp dinner. We crossed into Oregon at sunset, made it to the Harris Beach state park campsite just after dark, and settled in for the night. We knew that the site was right on the water, and we were all excited to see what our home for the night would look like in daylight. Brooklyn to Brookings – coast to coast – in 64 days!

~Caroline

Morning at Prairie Redwoods

Morning at Prairie Redwoods

This road stopped being a road

This road stopped being a road

Babe the Blue Ox and Wolf Shirts!

Babe the Blue Ox and Wolf Shirts!

Welcome to Oregon

Welcome to Oregon


 
 
 

2 Responses to “Day 64 – Prairie Creek National Park, CA to Harris Beach State Park, OR”

  1. Clara
    13. November 2009 at 16:07

    I really need to know: Anders, how many of those yellow Century Road Club Association Jerseys do you have?

  2. bikeandbrew
    17. November 2009 at 14:12

    I really want to say one. That is the trip joke, but alas, he has two. -sara

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