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Lady Bird Johnson Grove
(Redwoods National Park)
October 12, 2005

West Coast Trip


Oregon

Columbia River Gorge

Vista House Views

Delightful Dahlias

Roseburg RV Rally

Gold Beach

Jetboat Ride

California

Coast Drive

Redwoods

Jedediah Smith SP

Fern Canyon

Trees of Mystery

Newton Drury Drive

Lady Bird Grove

Ave. of the Giants

Eureka


 

When we left Crescent City, our next destination was Eureka, but we were too intriqued by pictures we saw of Lady Bird Johnson Grove to pass that by. The road up to the grove is too steep and the designated RV parking at the bottom of the hill didn't feel secure enough to leave my motorhome there. So I parked the RV at the visitor's center in Orick and drove the car back to the grove.
It's a pretty easy 1+ mile loop from the parking lot down small paths with low-lying ferns among humongous trees. Could we ever get tired of the redwoods? I don't think so...
We could never resist standing inside of the hollowed out ones. It made us sad to see the charred insides even though the sign informed us forest fires were a necessary process in the redwoods' lives.
So we went around and comforted them as best we could...
I loved the twisted and unique shapes some of the trunks took as they grew up and around others who came before.
This was a particularly large alcove made inside one near the end of the trail.
Next stop - Eureka!
 
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Places I've
Been


Alaska

Canada
(Alaska trip)
  
Montreal
  
Victoria, BC

Cedar Point

Maine

New Orleans

New York
  Niagara Falls
  
After 9-11

Oregon
  2002-2003
  2004-2005
  
Oregon Coast/
CA Redwoods

Savannah
  
2002
  2007

Washington


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I've seen


Arches

Denali NP

Glacier NP

Grand Canyon

Grand Tetons

Olympic (WA)

Shenandoah

Yellowstone

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Pages

Crater Lake

Hot Springs

Sequoia

Yosemite


 

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