California - North Coast & Redwoods (PDF Chapter)
The jagged edge of the continent is wild, scenic and even slightly foreboding, where spectral fog and an outsider spirit have fostered the world’s tallest trees, most potent weed and a string of idiosyncratic two-stoplight towns.
- hike along meandering trails of Redwood National Park, flanked by virgin redwood forests that will give you a crick in your neck
- climb to the top of historic Point Arena Lighthouse for sweeping views over the extraordi-nary coastline
- admire the dazzle of plants and flowers at the coast-side Mendocino Coast Botanical Gar-dens
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Coastal Highway 1, Bodega Bay, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Jenner, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Salt Point State Park, Sea Ranch, Gualala & An-chor Bay, Point Arena, Manchester, Elk, Van Damme State Park, Mendocino, Jug Handle State Reserve, Fort Bragg, MacKerricher State Park, Westport, Along Highway 101, Hopland, Clear Lake, Anderson Valley, Ukiah, Around Ukiah, Willits, Southern Redwood Coast, Leggett, Rich-ardson Grove State Park, Garberville, Lost Coast, Humboldt Redwoods State Park & Avenue of the Giants, Scotia, Ferndale, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Eureka, Samoa Peninsula, Arcata, Northern Redwood Coast, Trinidad, Patrick’s Point State Park, Humboldt Lagoons State Park, Redwood National & State Parks, Klamath, Crescent City, Tolowa Dunes State Park & Lake Earl Wildlife Area, Pelican State Beach.