We explored the beach at the mouth of the Klamath River, then went up highway 101 to the Trees of Mystery. This iconic tourist trap has been a family operation since 1946 and is best known for it's huge statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox looming over the highway. It is actually a great place for the tourist rushing by on their way to San Francisco to get a couple hour introduction to the Redwoods, see some huge stumps and ride a gondola up a short mountain through the forest.
As the afternoon closed in, we headed a few miles north to False Klamath Cove and it's beach. Very characteristic of the coastline up here, this beach had many large haystack rocks offshore. There were also nice tidepools and lots of birds.
|The wind was so strong, Tucker almost flew away ;-)|
|The sand was very dark grey, almost black. This shell is about 1/2" across.|