Day 3 &4 Gold Bluffs Beach
We back tracked to Gold Bluffs Beach, which we seldom if ever do and are staying here for two days. They have decent reception for Verizon, so I'm taking advantage of it. It is a typical state campground except you can't bring a trailer or RV longer that 24 feet. We are the only truck camper here. The rest is tent city. Some of which are pretty fancy. We couldn't get into our site right away, so we drove down to Fern Canyon parking lot and hiked Fern Canyon. It's really pretty and a pretty short hike, but I finally got to go there.
It was ridiculously crowded, so we went back today, Sunday, and it was less crowded, still more people than I would have liked.
We walked on the beach and it is littered with little carcasses of jellyfish known by the common name of by-the-wind sailor.
Here is a picture of one of them. They are only about as long as your thumb with the sail on top.
Here is the beach covered with the dried up carcasses.
The sand is black and warm on your toes. Hardly a soul in sight.
We saw a huge elk lounging in the trees on our hike this morning.
Tomorrow we are off the Point Blanco State Beach in Oregon.