Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway
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August 21st, 2007 – by: cygnus16
There were quite a few spots where you could park your car and hike along the trails which wound through the forest. I parked at one of them and took a long hike along a trail, snapping photos along the way. My photos don't do justice to the true enormity of those trees, since there's nothing in them to provide a sense of scale. For me it was a deeply moving, almost spiritual experience to behold those stately, ancient behemoths standing their slient sentinal . To quote John Steinbeck, “ The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision which stays with you always.
In the late afternoon I started making my way back towards Crescent City to get some supper and have a look around. On the way I noticed several botanical parks and research centers which would have been fascinating to visit had I more time.
Had dinner at a Denny's restaurant and then went for a long walk on the beach until sundown, after which I did a driving tour of the town before returning to my campsite for the evening.
After a refreshing hot shower I slept comfortably that night on my air mattress in the "Motel Toyota".
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