Hello CCT ( California Coastal Trail) I’m back!!! And I am in Bigfoot country .
Quote for the day – it changed through the day, but ended up being: You got this girl!!!
Big foot Country
When I was younger I used to read weekly magazine. (1970’s, yes I’m old. But I am getting some great AARP discounts on this trip hahaha) My mom said I read an article about Big Foot and from that day on I was a believer. I even got my family to believe for a day or so. No sightings yet, but I did hear some interesting noises.
Beautiful just beautiful!!! The redwoods are incredible!!!
Switchbacks, we don’t need no freaking switchbacks.
Years ago I used to teach English in South Korea. Hiking is very different there. First, there are no switchbacks. You just go straight up. Second, here in California when we finish a hike we drink water and eat a granola bar. Nope, not in Korea. They drink Soju, beer… it’s a party!!! My point is the first mile or so of this hike is basically uphill. They might say it’s a switchback but it is up up up a little jog to the right then up up up and a little jog to the left. But doable!!! I felt like the mileage on the sign were a little off.
Cute wildlife sightings
Another unbelievable hike. Trick number one. When you cross 101 the trail is not there. Do not panic. (As I did, not!!! Well just a little) Go North up the highway a little bit. You will see a sign saying Aubrey F Liermann Gove. It does not say Coastal Trail. It does show up on iPhone maps though.
Trick number 2. This trail is beautiful and very elf like, but it is overgrown in many areas and there are quite a few dead trees you have to find a way around. The picture below shows the overgrowth. Ya, where is that trail?
When I was younger I used to work with the girl scouts and we always told the girls about stinging nettles. I forgot what they looked like, but my legs are still stinging. Almost impossible to avoid because of so much overgrown. However with the rains we just had I get it!!!
This was definitely the easiest part of today’s hike. All in all about 22 miles.
I saw snakes, I saw snakes!!!
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