It's Hiking time again (More Big Trees and Elk)
Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
158Trip End Feb 21, 2014
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First order of business was to find a camp site in the National park. Unfortunately even though we arrived well before 11am (Mornings are becoming a distant memory on this trip) we were unable to secure a site. I could have almost kissed the park ranger when he broke the news to us. I guess it's just going to have to be a hotel night woooo hoooo. Ok with the bad news out of the way we decided to check out the south side of the park. We chose to hike the Trillium Falls 2.5 mile loop. The trail was awsome as we got to have our first encounter with the local Elk population and a Banana slug. Now that i'm a professional hiker we eased through the 2.5 mile hike with ease in a record 1 hour 10 minutes
Hike number two of the day included the "Big Tree" (which actually at only 304 feet was a lot smaller than the tree's we had seen at Humboldt national park earlier in the week). As you can imagine I was not impressed, but the hike was fun, this time we completed 3 miles in a little under an hour and a half. 5.5 miles completed for the day is not a bad effort by anyone standards. Time for a well earned shower and beer me thinks.
We headed to Crescent city to find a hotel for the night, stopping off at the local tourist information centre to ask for some recommendations. The two older ladies were very helpful and seemed very excited to meet an Australian. I was also very excited to meet an Australian but was a little confused as it was only me and Les in the office? Anyway we finally ended up at the Lighthouse Inn, which had laundry and free ice (We know how to party). Dinner at Northwoods with beers in the bar to follow.
So we are now officially one week into our trip and the Hotels have it 4 to 3.