|Beach just north of Arcata|
Things have changed north of Eureka since the last time I was there ten years ago. They've built another new section of U.S. 101, and done another Avenue of the Giants thing with the old section, only the entire old section is within Redwood National Park, so there aren't any little towns along the way. There is, however, a very nice visitor center. And an elk refuge (we didn't see any, but after Yellowstone I'm kind of blasé about elk, anyway), and several nice walking trails.
|The elk refuge with redwoods in the background|
|The "Big Tree," from a distance because that's the only way to get anywhere near most of it into a photo.|
|And the sign on the fence that surrounds it. Yeah, that's a pretty big tree, even if it isn't very creatively named.|
|I love those bears, and I had completely forgotten about them.|
|That's the Crescent City harbor.|
|I don't know the real name of the lighthouse. I know it isn't St. George Reef, which is near here but on a rock out in the ocean.|
|Somewhere between the Oregon/California border and Coos Bay.|
And that was our second-to-last day on the road.