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May 14, 2017 - Jedediah Smith Redwwods State Park

Took a Mothers Day drive up to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, we've been here before but decided it was worth another look. Our photos just do not do it justice, its hard to get in the massiveness of the trees. The road through the park is dirt & can be a tad rough in some areas & it is narrow. Information from Pamphlet: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is named after the American explorer (Jedediah Strong Smith), he the first non-native known to have traveled overland from the Mississippi River, across the Sierra Nevada to the...

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Oct 3, 2016 - The Wild Coast

Monday, October 3rd: Jedediah Smith Redwoods and Crescent City seascapes Weather: 52F warming to 61F, occasional showers; blustery by the ocean Route: US-199 --> Howland Hill Road and Stout Grove Trail --> US-199 --> Simpson Reed and Peterson Grove Loops --> US-199 --> a small section of the Hiouchi Trail --> US-199 --> US-101 --> Point St George --> Pebble Beach Drive --> Crescent City Harbour --> Battery Point --> US-101 --> US-199 --> Jedediah Smith Campground - Was that a River Otter we heard whistling this morning? Since I was...

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Oct 2, 2016 - Jedediah Smith Redwoods S.P.

Sunday, October 2nd: Wild Rivers Coast to Smith River Weather: Bouts of pounding rain and thunder in the morning tapering to random showers by evening Route: US-101 N --> Crescent City --> CA-199 --> Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP - We slept well through a night of hard rain but faced the consequences in the morning. My trip to the bathroom was an entomologist's dream thanks to someone leaving the door open and the light on all night. Guess where all the flying insects took refuge from the rain? Returning to the tent, I discovered, as I was...

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May 26, 2011 - You can't see the forest for the trees

You can’t see the Forest for the Trees. After leaving Humboldt Redwoods we spent one night at Riverwalk full service RV Park in Fortuna. Went to breakfast at the historic Samoa Cookhouse. The only loggers community cookhouse left. 3 square meals a day served family style. We also drove through the Victorian village of Ferndale. Our next destination was Jedediah Smith Redwoods. On the way up the California Coast on the Redwood Highway, We stopped at Patrick’s Point State Park to see the reconstructed Yurok village. The Yurok use this village...

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