It’s been a cold and gray summer on the North Coast, and after a couple of weeks of not seeing the sun, it was time to head somewhere where a little sunshine could be had. Usually I’d head down Hwy. 36, but with all the forest fires going it’s been pretty smoky inland. So instead Lori and I picked a few random turnouts along the Avenue of the Giants and went hiking. I brought along my panoramic head so I could get a pano of the avenue. This shot encompasses more than 180 degrees, and is very deceptive because the road was actually straight in the middle section.