Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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May 8th, 2006 – by: mahoney
We walked along the 6 tenths of a mile Redwoods Trail to get a feel for the park and a quick introduction to the redwoods around us. Photos do not do any justice to the massive size of these trees. Amongst the redwoods are the just as tall Douglas firs. A must not miss is the parks museum, one of the most comprehensive, easy to understand park museums I have ever been to. Most of the taxidermy animals were completed in the 1940s. Keep an eye out for banana slugs!
The cost to park a vehicle is $6 a day, and make sure you pay the fee, they patrol the parking lots looking for fee receipts, otherwise you will receive a citation.
At one point along the trail, I felt something hit my head, turned out to be a piece of redwood about 2 inches long. I picked it up, it is very light and looked exactly like wood from a redwood chair from my home.
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