Travelling to California's Far NorthNovember 24 in the United States
Long day of driving today, nearly 7 hours! We left Sacramento around 9:30am and drove northwards mostly on Interstates and Highways. The landscape now was turning heavily forested with lots of pine trees, very different to the deserts, scrublands and farming country that we'd been through so far!
Eventually turned off the highway at Redding and crossed over the mountains on a tiny winding road. Much of central California is actually a long flat valley in between two mountain ranges, so heading back to the coast required crossing mountains. It was a long slow drive, but we eventually made it.
We were in the area to check out the Redwoods National Park, which was a long and skinny national park spread out along the coast. Unfortunately for us, we were staying right at the far end in a town called Crescent City, and we'd have to retrace our steps tomorrow to visit the parks, and again the following day to leave the area. Alas.Read more