|We spent the day traveling down the 101 through the Redwood National Forest. It is truly amazing to see the tall trees encompassing both sides of the road. Standing next to them makes one feel really small! We were able to get to the beach at low tide, and walk on it where the Klamath River comes into the ocean but we did not see any tide pools. Bummer. We really like to see the little critters in the pools. We did see, however, elk lounging in the grass with an ocean view. That was amazing! We turned inland before we hit Eureka on the California 299. What a road. We traversed across the Coastal range on miles and miles of switchbacks. It reminded us somewhat of the Ortega Highway with its foliage, but much windier. We passed by Whiskeytown lake, very pretty, through Redding toward Lassen Volcanic National Park. We spent the night in a gorgeous rest area 15 miles west of Lassen. We hope to get a few days of fishing in next week as we make our slow journey south toward home.