10. Embrace Being A Tourist


Where CA 1 and HWY 101 converge at the small hamlet known as Leggett there’s a sign for Drive-Thru Tree Park where you can ride through a living fossil. We couldn’t resist. The 2400-year-old Chandelier Tree stands 315-feet tall, is 21-feet in diameter and has a six-foot wide by six-foot-nine-inch high hole cut through its base. Was it a great photo-op for our Adventure Touring Shootout? Of course it was, but we would have taken the short detour regardless. Don’t miss these types of silly opportunities on your adventure.