Joe and Nancy

Joe and Nancy
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Redwood National Park, CA


Redwood National Park is huge, and contains much more than just the giant coastal Redwoods, a member of the Sequoia family of majestic trees.  This park sits right along the northern CA coastline, and can be entered from several different locations.  We camped at Village Camper Inn, just off teh 101 freeway and just outside of town.  The pic above is just outside the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center 50 miles south of Crescent City.
 These pics are also at visitor center, on the beach.
 Above & below are pics of the beach in Crescent City.  The first night in town we drove over here and just drove around for an hour or so, and what we saw of the coastline, in our first hour, ever, was everything we'd read what it was like.
 Miss Nancy over there on the cliff.  Don't jump honey, I'll be good, I promise!  :))
 These pics are still of the Crescent City area beach.
 Below is not the lighthouse mentioned above.  It is situated about 6 miles offshore, and can be seen, but I didn't get a pic of it as it was too far and foggy to get it in range.  So, the little light below is still a light, but close to shore and it went by another name, Crescent Lighthouse I believe.  And it's perched atop the house on top of this rock, with a tree growing right beside it.
 Above is a little closer view of the light.  Below is on down the coast inside the Redwood Park, the next day.
 A lot of logs had washed up on the beach in recent storms.  Below, we could here sea lions out on some of these offshore rocks.
 We walked the mile or so loop trail in this grove.  A lot of giant tall redwoods.  And a lot of blooming wild iris (I think) and rhododendron, and ferns everywhere.  Anyway, here are a few pics from our walk this canopied grove.
 There's a lot of "wild things" in these woods today.  :))  I wore the hat to keep the sun off my ears and face.  What sun?  The trees blocked most all the sunlight.  OK, maybe it kept the bugs off my head???
 More "wild things"....:))
 So sad to see one of earth's wonders so harmed by past fires.  Yet it still stands.
Ran in to these guys in the middle of the park.. We have a herd of these back in the Smoky Mountains.
 These pics are at the mouth of the Klamath River, rich in history of past generations of Native Americans.
 Hard to believe that this site was actually a radar site during WW2.  And the buildings are still standing within the park, right on the cliff overlooking the beach.
So this brings to an end our visit to Redwood National Park.  It was a full day, and we picnic'ed in a little area somewhere in the middle of the park.  Anyway, hope you enjoyed the ride.  Until next time, RVing Beach Bums heading north to Oregon.