Tuesday, August 5, 2014
DAY 11: Charleston to Port Orford
anyway, we woke up this morning and there were slugs everywhere. I mean like hundreds of slugs. they were on our tents, in George's shoes... matt stepped on one and it exploded. it was ridiculous. it was also super cold. we were shivering as we packed up our stuff.
however, not long after we rolled out we headed inland and it immediately got warmer. we started the day off on the dreaded 7 devils road which is known for its seven shitty hills. this shit had been hyped up to us by multiple people at hiker biker sites over the past few days, but honestly, I was pretty easy. lots of rollers, but not even that bad. we enjoyed it.
we stopped in at a diner in bandon for lunch because we were making such good time. after having lunch we rolled out for the last half of the day. we had great tail winds all day and crushed the final 30 or so miles. we stocked up food in port orford then had 6 miles to bike to our campsite at humbug mountain state park. these 6 miles made the whole day. we bikes through pretty hilly ocean cliff landscapes that may have been the best we have seen yet. these cliffs were massive and the view was super clear and went on forever across the ocean. this stretch is what made me finally say the Oregon coast is more beautiful than the California coast.
now it is time to sleep. hopefully tomorrow picks up where today left off.