Your best bet for getting a ride is just south of the harbor, where the road runs right along the beach (if you're out late enough, you'll see plenty of people pulling off to watch the sunset); but you can walk the 101 all the way south to Klamath, where it turns back into a freeway.
Just try to free food every and any place that sells food.. go through the trash sometimes if people see you doing that you buy you food or give you money, works better if you actually eat trash food in front of them (use your judgement on what to actually eat), dumpster dive, and getting food stamps in CA is insanely easy
Easiest hitch in the country. Take the 1 starting in Leggett, you won't regret it. Crashing by the highway should be no issue, just don't wander too far off the road, you don't wanna get some farmers all antsy. Enjoy the coast, don't get too stoned.
1st piece of advice, get out of Crecent ASAP, and Don't camp down by the beach. Lots of tweekers and weird people there. Easy ride from there to Orik or Arcata/Eutweeka.
Second peice of advice. Only go to Eutweeka for food/soup kitchen/busking/etc during the day, it's called Eutweeka for a reason. And don't camp there, stay in Arcata, easy hitching between them and a cheap bus.
Arcata is great, lots of travelers and places to camp in the Redwoods.
Semi-easy hitchhiking Eureka to Willits/Ukiah from there. Garberville is a worthwhile stop along the way to meet travelers.
From there it's a straight shot to Cloverdale/Santa Rosa/Novato/San Fran. All of the towns around there have cheap public transpo to San Fran.
If you take the Ft. Bragg junction over to the Hwy 1, it will see less traffic, but much more scenic. Just got info, hitching from the Point Reyes area into San Fran is difficult, and the park Rangers will stop you. Illegal to hitch in that park.
also, camp In along the route is a breeze. "No camping!"? Psh, ya right. No one enforces that. Just make sure you set up camp on state beaches after the night patrol by.CA state parks. Usually after 630-830 PM. And make sure you are up and out of there by 800 AM
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