Part 1: Cannon Beach
At about 11 p.m. we heard a coyote howling that seemed to just in the brush away from our camp. So we ran into the forest with our knives and sticks to scare the bugger away from our camp. We were surprised to see lots of elk tracks as we bush-waked our way through the dark. The coyote quickly disappeared so we scaled some trees and replaced his howls with our own and swayed in the wind of the dark night.
Part 2: Redwood National Park
Their mystery and wisdom set a certain essence that brought to mind how small and insignificant us humans are. All I could think about was the many other people that must have journeyed down the same path as I had throughout the years--the many people who had stood in my same tracks and looked up at the trees with a similar curiosity and wonder. I also thought about all the change that the trees have seen and how we are just a snap-shot of people passing through their home that will soon be gone.
We sat and watched the waves until the final rays disappeared over the horizon and clouds began to come in. It was only day four of the trip and we still had lots to see.
Part 2: Rewood Forest-Humbolt State Park
Part 3: San Fransisco
We finished the day with some steak for dinner and packed up the cars to head back north bright and early.