Luckily, I was somehow able to squeak out some solo vacation time (thank you, grandma and grandpa!) and took an amazing trip up to Humboldt to catch up with a couple of friends and reinact my favorite bike tour. Humboldt county is where I fell in love with biking and started using bikes as my main form of transportation. I used to ride from my dorm at HSU up to Elk Prairie for a quick overnight recharge trip. The last time I'd been up there was six years ago for a short trip with friends to share my love of bike travel in one of my favorite places with two of my favorite people.
This time, I drove up to Arcata, stopping to camp along the Avenue Of The Giants and found some great trail and road riding there.