This day we stayed in the Redwoods area, travelling from Eureka northwards to the Redwood National & State Parks. Highlights of the day were the hikes through the forests with amazing trees. We visited the Lady Bird Johnson Grove and we went to see Fern Canyon.
The size of the trees is enormous and it is almost impossible to get an entire tree in one photo. Therefore it took a combination of two photographs to show this tree.
The burnt inside of a hollow tree.
Many trees show marks of forest fires. The fire can cause the tree to become hollow, but the tree survives.
Forest fires can burn big holes in the trees, but the tree survives and continues to grow.
Not only the trees but also the ferns are big.
Two giants competing with each other.
This tree seemed to be decorated with pink leaves or flowers.
Hey, somebody made a statue of a man and a cow. It takes a moment to realize how big they really are.
A few miles north of Orick we followed the Davison road, which is a scenic route to reach the beach. In the forest we spotted a number of deer.
Red woods deer in forest
The beach is “littered” with old tree trunks.
Fern Canyon is an amazing place. A tiny river between two walls that are overgrown with thousands of ferns.
A wall of green in Fern Canyon.
A small trail follows a pretty creek in Fern Canyon.
Another elk was waiting for us near the main road on our way back to Eureka.
At the end of the day we were treated on this natural light show.
We returned to our hotel in Eureka and the next day our journey would take us towards Lake Tahoe. Goto Day 6.