An hour before dark we found ourselves totally exhausted, miles from anything resembling a town or campground with two dead smart phones. We had come closer to the big city and had to find a way thru the urban center and on our way down the coast. Options were myriad; but which would come with hills, which would be flat?
>We choose to stay on HWY 1. After cresting the umpteenth 200 ft climb
>for the day - Pete says, "I don't care about where we stay as long as
>it is at the bottom of this hill. We approached the bottom of the hill
>to fine a small market where we picked up supplies and got some ideas
>on where we might set up an impromptu campsite. A hose at the local
>historic building became our shower and the local boat launch/picnic
>area was our camp site. A box of Triscuits, block of cheese, and some
>dry salami was dinner.