Yesterday was our chance to get out and actually see some redwoods up close before the rains began again. A bit of redwood information first. There are today three types of redwoods remaining in the world. The first, the Dawn Redwood, was thought to have been extinct, but was re-discovered a few years ago in Central China. The second, the Giant Sequoia, grows on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains in central CA. The type of redwood in our present location is the Coastal Redwood. It is found along the northern CA and southernmost OR coasts. Although not as large around (generally) as the Giant Sequoia, the Coastal Redwoods are the tallest redwoods in the world. Only about 5% of the old growth Coastal Redwoods remain in existence today after years of logging activities.
Redwood National and State Park system. Management is a joint effort by the state of CA and the NPS. The closest park to our current location is Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park. Just a short drive south out of Klamath and we entered the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. The parkway is only about 10 miles long, but it is a leisurely drive through a lot of old-growth redwoods.
The redwoods are a magnificent sight to see. For those who have never experienced this, a bucket entry notation should be made.
NOTE: As I write this blog on Sunday morning, the rain has returned as of last night and is supposed to continue thru today and most of Monday. We were supposed to leave this area on Monday, but might push the move back to Tuesday as I just don't want to tear down in the rain again.
Thanks again for stopping by to take a look!