The incredible Coastal Redwood Forests were awe inspiring. The Redwood trees in the region are more than 500 years old, with some as old as 1200 years and are amongst the highest in the world at 300-400 ft

As I cycled from Crescent City to Trinidad, I found myself in the midst of these moss covered trees for miles. It was too beautiful and surreal.

Lovely farmhouses dotted the landscape

On a cold rainy evening I arrived in Trinidad. In the background is the Memorial Lighthouse

The following morning there was a Sunday Breakfast organised by the Rotarians for just 5 USD. It was delicious and the elders were so friendly.

Sunday Breakfast in the local school basketball court

I met this lovely couple who had travelled in India at the Beachcomber Cafe in Trinidad

Quest at Beachcomber cafe

Dhruv Bogra was born in 1968 in Shimla. His father was an officer in the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army and he grew up amidst the structured life of the cantonment. The turning point in his childhood came when he was sent to Sherwood College in Nainital for a few years. The boarding school life ignited Dhruv’s love for the mountains and nature. Subsequently he completed schooling from The Army Public School in Delhi and graduated with History Honors from the University of Delhi and is an alumni of the International Management Institute, New Delhi. Dhruv is an adventure and endurance cyclist who had cycled extensively in the Indian Himalayas and Western Ghats on his mountain bike before he embarked on an epic, solo and unsupported 15,000 km cycling journey from Deadhorse in Alaska to Cusco in Peru from June 2016 to August 2017. In doing so, he became the first Indian citizen to cycle solo and unsupported from Deadhorse in Alaska to Panama in Central America. Dhruv has spent the last 30 years working at leading multinationals and large Indian corporates. He has held many senior leadership roles in the retail industry in companies such as Titan Industries, Bestseller Retail and Adidas. He is currently the Country Manager for the fashion brand ‘Forever New’ in India. ‘Grit, Gravel and Gear’ is his maiden book. Subsequently, he has written a second book on his Himalayan adventures on a bicycle – called ‘Away’. Dhruv wrote Away in 40 days during the intial Lockdown in India to inspire people to embrace the outdoors and nature.

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