The Redwoods

Another “must do” on our list of our Oregon coast trip was to take an overnight trip to Crescent City, CA and see the “Redwoods”.  We left the trailer at Carl G Washburne State Park and booked a cheap motel in Crescent City, about 300km south.  We arrived around 5 pm and headed to the National Forest Information Center before checking in to our room to get some tips and info on where to go.  It turned out to be a stroke of luck as the ranger told us that the trail that we wanted to drive was closing that night for construction, so we only had a couple of hours to hit the trail.  It was a 10 mile trail that was only as wide as a vehicle and wound it’s way through the massive trees.  It took us at least an hour to do the 10 mile loop and it was spectacular.

The next morning, we awoke to a steady rain but still headed out to hike the Stout Grove Trail.  It wasn’t a long hike, the roundtrip was less than 2 miles, but it took us into the heart of the forest and walking amongst those giants was impressive.  Even though it was raining (it started as a light rain and steadily got heavier) it didn’t impact our hike one bit.

Both Michele and I agree that this short trip to the Redwoods was the highlite of our trip.  The whole trip was fantastic but this was far and away the day that stands out.  There was so much more that we could have seen and done but we only had a limited amount of time so it is back on our list of places to visit!  Check out the rest of the pictures!

The Redwood Pictures

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