Aug. 23: Redwood Highway – Beautiful Hwy. 101

008009We got our maps and other info here.050

On the road to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.047Almost there!016

We made it!018

The forest is divided into areas called groves.  We elected to hike through this one.  What started out as a one half mile hike ended up being about a 3 mile hike because we missed a turn somewhere.  If it’s that easy to get lost on marked trails, I can’t imagine what it would be like without them.020

This gives you some history of this grove.021017023

It’s difficult to tell here, but you’re looking up 300′!024

Ferns, ferns, and more ferns026032I wonder what caused these two giants to fall.033

Talk about feeling small!028

The second largest tree in the world!  It used to be #1 until the top blew out of it.  The slot you can see in it is where they take out a slice to age the tree.  Most of these are about 2500 to 3500 years old.035

I’m sure he’s glad he didn’t have to dig up this root ball.030041A peaceful stream.

 

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1 comment
  1. Clyde said:

    We hope you sold some salmon and went to see Hurst Castle while you are in norther calif.
    Have fun!
    Happy Trails Clyde and Charlcye

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