Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Redwood Forest

One of the stops on our 10 day journey out west was a trip to the Redwood Forest in Northern California, near the coast. Avenue of the Giants, to be exact. What is Avenue of the Giants? Here is their definition:

This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101, which parallels Freeway 101 with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves. It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the entire 500 mile redwood belt and is accessible to all with convenient services provided along the way. The Avenue of the Giants is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the

We took our time driving through here, and stopped to snap some pictures on some of the trails.

We also managed to drive THROUGH a tree.

Sometimes as you drove, the trees were RIGHT at the edge. You wonder if you can pass if another car was coming at the same time. There was no curb, just tree.

We stopped at a couple of the cheesy shops along the way, although most of them were closed for the day. Fun to see all of the things made out of redwood, though.

The Humboldt Redwood State Park was truly beautiful and a pleasant drive, on our way to Seattle. So glad we made time for it!


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