We woke to rain, as expected, but no snow at our altitude. Seeing as the rain was forecasted for the rest of the day, we decided to head back west to the coast.
From there we began our trip out of the rain and towards the coast. Most of the day was taken up with driving, but it was interesting to see the breadth of the state once more; to have left the mountains and rolling foothills into the flat and expansive farmlands and back to the jagged coastline.
Once we hit the coast we made a stop at Muir Woods, a national park devoted to the preservation of the redwood trees. The park was cool and quiet and felt like an amazing refuge from the roads and traffic that’d we’d spent so much time in getting there.
Tomorrow we will find some more beaches and more hikes before heading to San Fran.
All photos by Katie Riley