Tuesday, September 4, 2010: We hiked in the redwoods at Humboldt Redwoods State Park and then drove up the coast, stopping to view a herd of wild elks by the highway. The alpha male elk was riled up trying to reign in his many disobedient wives. We talked with someone later in the day whose truck was damaged when the elk rammed it.
We stopped for lunch in Eureka at Marina Cafe on Woodley Island. It started to rain and then to pour as we headed up the coast. In Crescent City, we decided to stay at the Curly Redwood Lodge instead of camp ($62/night). It's a neat 1950s vintage motel made out of a single redwood tree.