After about two months in Oregon, we finally made our way into California. Our first stop was the Redwood National Forest, which neither of us had ever been to. We stayed at the Redwoods RV Resort in Crescent City, which was nestled right amongst the redwoods. It was a nice quiet park with good size spaces and it was a good spot for exploring the area.
Even with my widest lens, it was impossible to capture the magnitude of these trees with my camera. I normally prefer to shoot most pictures in landscape mode, but that just doesn’t cut it when you’re trying to photograph trees that are over 200 feet tall. It’s also hard to accurately capture the scale, but luckily I have a 6′ 4″ prop at my disposal.
We explored Highway 101 going south, and saw the beautiful sight of the Klamath River meeting the Pacific Ocean.
We tried to visit the Battery Point lighthouse, which was one of the first lighthouses on the California coast. Unfortunately you can only visit this lighthouse during low tide, and as you can see it was high tide when we were there!
I love a good cheesy tourist stop, and boy did we find one at Trees of Mystery. I saw this huge statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox and nearly caused Deas to wreck when I started screaming for him to pull over. We didn’t pay the ridiculously high admission price to walk on their trail through the trees, but I did get a good laugh out of Paul “talking” to us in the parking lot.
Our stay in the Redwoods was pretty brief, as we are trying to get back to the Southeast by early November. And there’s a whole lot of ground to cover between now and then!