This Next Part of the CCT Does Not Disappoint – Hold on Because Here We Go!!!
This area is Yurok Tribe Land. This hike was probably my most favorite yet, not because of the view, although very beautiful, but the sounds. As I was hiking I could hear seals barking in the distance. You could not see them because the trees were thick. Such a beautiful sound knowing they could be who they were with no human interference. They seemed to be having so much fun barking back and forth with each other.
Klamath overlook and the Klamath river
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Since I did not have a way to cross the river I had to walk around and through the town of Klamath.
I saw a bear and he saw me !!!
The picture above is right where I saw the bear, but I couldn’t get my phone out fast enough. Darn it!!! Next time!!!
Klamath bridge was long and pretty narrow. What was cool is that if you pushed the button the lights would flash. The only problem was that I could not walk as fast as a bike. Although I was trying my hardest to get off that bridge quickly.
Angels are every where on the trail!!!
Since I have started my trip I have been keenly aware of how important it is to listen to other people on the trail. They always give you insight on what’s ahead. When I rounded the corner I met a group of hiker that had just come from where I was headed. One of the men told me if I could make it to the beach by 2:30 I should be able to be there during low tide and pass a group of rocks that were otherwise impassable. I listened and I hustled.
??? Did I make it???
I jumped off the trail as fast as I could and went towards the rocks. The tide was coming in. I continued in through the rocks and then I came to a section I could not climb over and the water was too high. I was thinking I would have to stay the night up on the rocks. But then a glimmer of hope shined through. I noticed that sometimes when the waves receded there was a sliver of sand. I went for it even though I had no idea what was around the corner. I quickly took off my shoes, and when the time was right, I ran. I ran and rounded that corner. Wow, what a rush. I made it!!! Luckily, there was nothing but pure sand at the other end.
This was me really happy I made it!!!
Onward Ho!!! I still had to walk miles on the beach to get to Gold Bluff Campground.
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