Today we continued our ride down the aptly named Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The park is host to the largest remaining old-growth Redwood forest in the world. Riding among these trees we are dwarfed by comparison. Vestiges from the age of dinosaurs, one can easily imagine a T-Rex tearing through here in hot pursuit of its next meal. The oldest of the old-growth are about 2,000 years old. Many of the trees we see today were saplings during the height of the Roman Empire.
We’re taking a day off tomorrow. We’ve been on the bikes continuously for 19 days. Over the past few days we’ve been feeling a bit burned out. Adding to this, the weather has turned hot again, zapping our energy. The campground has a swimming hole and a biergarten across the street with a band tonight and a movie tomorrow. Perfect place to hang out for a day.