Prairie Creek Redwoods SP, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Castle Rock

Sunday, July 28, 2013. Redwoods RV Resort, Crescent City, CA. Low: 53 ; High: 63 degrees.

We had a picnic at the Lady Bird Johnson redwood Grove and walked the mile trail through the redwoods. There was a dedication of the Grove in 1969, and a plaque to commemorate it. Benches surround the open area, giving a unique view of the tall trees within the grove…

We stopped by the Kuchel Visitor Center, located right on the Pacific Ocean. We also checked back at the whale watching overlook over the Klamath River, now that the fog has lifted…

We drove back to our campsite along county roads and along the ocean. We stopped at an overlook and as we got out of the truck, we could hear far off barking sounds… Far out in the water, at Castle Rock, seals were laying on the small rocks and cavorting in the ocean. We had a great view with the binoculars, but not the camera…

Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Redwoods RV Resort, Crescent City, CA. Low: 53 ; High: 69

For our last day amongst the redwoods, we drove to Jedediah Woods SP and took an old stagecoach road – Howland Hill Road. We walked in the Stout Memorial Grove. It was a dirt road and extremely dry and dusty. The redwoods and sword ferns were covered in dust. We got to the grove and the redwood trees were very large… We saw a spotted owl land on a branch with his back to us. He swiveled his head around once but I missed the photo as we were blocking traffic and had to move the truck. By the time we parked, the owl had flown off through the woods. We enjoyed the trees on our walk and I will always be grateful we had so much time to spend among them.

About Holly Ritger

I am retired, enjoying being a grandmother, traveling to National Parks and other interesting places in our RV with my husband of 43 years, and visiting with friends and family. Hobbies: photography, learning about wildflowers and birds, and trees, and reading from my kindle.
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