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Tyler climbs a Redwood

Tyler picked a bunch of blackberries for breakfast, they were growing wild behind our campsite.  We headed on down into California, and not to far past the state sign we saw our first Redwood Grove.  We walked the tall tree trail, and Tyler was happy to find more bananna slugs.  We were all very impressed with the size of the trees!  After that, we stopped at the visitors center in Crescent City, then drove along the coast.  We stopped to take the trail to "The Big Tree",  which I guess is the biggest redwood around.  Around the turn of the century, someone wanted to cut it down, and make a dance floor out of the stump!  Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed, and they saved the tree. 

We saw some elk in a field, then took a long, winding dirt road  down to the beach.

Long dirt road down to the beach
  We actually had to drive through some shallow creeks to get there.  It was a long, bumpy road to get there, but because of that, it wasn't too crowded when we got to the beach.  The waves were really huge, we all waded into the water, but only Tyler went swimming. (The air was warm, but the water was cold!)  Dawn met a strange couple that kept talking to her, even as she tried to walk away from them!  We collected some nice dried out driftwood for firewood.  We stayed there for a picnic lunch, and a Raven swooped down and stole Dawn's bag of Doritos right off the picnic table!  We chased him down as he tried to fly away, but it was too heavy, and he dropped it.  Dawn wouldn't eat the rescued Dorito's now that they had a "beak hole" in the bag, so I traded her for my chips!   We wound up giving the ravens a few pieces of bread instead, they were happy.   We went back and explored Redwood Park for awhile, and then it was time to head south again.

jostravel says:
I can't believe someone actually wanted to chop it down!?! What is wrong with them??
Posted on: Apr 17, 2016
X_Drive says:
I get to go see these before the end of July this year. :)
Posted on: Jul 01, 2007
CrazyLisa says:
That tree is freaking awesome!! I wanna climb it!
Posted on: Apr 11, 2007
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Tyler climbs a Redwood
Tyler climbs a Redwood
Long dirt road down to the beach
Long dirt road down to the beach
Entering California (all that stuf…
Entering California (all that stu…
Entrance to the Park
Entrance to the Park
Our first Redwoods
Our first Redwoods
Redwood grove, just over the state…
Redwood grove, just over the stat…
walking the grove
walking the grove
big roots, but not that deep
big roots, but not that deep
Some sun makes it through!
Some sun makes it through!
more nurse logs here
more nurse logs here
A fallen redwood can take over 100…
A fallen redwood can take over 10…
Tyler as Spiderman
Tyler as Spiderman
even the fallen trees were taller …
even the fallen trees were taller…
SOO Big!
SOO Big!
I think this tree has more room th…
I think this tree has more room t…
driving along the Pacific Coast
driving along the Pacific Coast
some big waves
some big waves
Tyler braves the waves
Tyler braves the waves
Its cold...but Ty can take it!
It's cold...but Ty can take it!
Dawn says, no thanks!
Dawn says, no thanks!
Redwood National Park
photo by: cotton_foam