October 2005 – About 20 miles from Crescent City, heading south on U.S. 101, there’s a parallel scenic byway that runs through the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
For about 20 miles you go past groves of redwoods, each one you swear is more beautiful and bigger than the last – until you get to the next one and then the debate starts all over again. It was especially nice when the trees formed arches for us to pass under and marvel at.
Thankfully there were some pull-offs that were large enough for RVs so you can stop and walk into the groves a bit and listen to the silent language of the trees. Even the stumps left by the fallen ones made my motorhome seem not as large as before.
Just to be able to touch something so massive and ancient is a profound experience.
It can make you feel small, but still so connected and happy to be part of such wondrous creations.
I asked her what she was thinking here and for the second time this trip, she said she was just thanking God for letting her see these creations. I loved that!
She said she couldn’t decide which one of these beauties she wanted to hug first!
Next – Lady Bird Johnson Grove
All Malia’s Miles Redwoods pages:
Main page (LBJ Grove) — Jedediah Smith State Park
Newton Drury Scenic Byway (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park)
Fern Canyon (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park)
Avenue of the Giants (Humboldt Redwoods State Park)
Trees of Mystery