When we came to Lady Bird Johnson Grove in the RV, we saw signs that the road up to the grove is too steep for RVs and pointed us to designated RV parking at the bottom of the hill. But it just 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.
To be able to stroll among the king and queen of all trees and hug them silly was the best part of these outings.
This was a particularly large alcove made inside one and mom said it made her feel especially small. It really is an overwhelming feeling to be inside one of them.
Sometimes we would get somebody on the path to get a shot of us together. 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.
I loved the twisted and unique shapes some of the trunks took as they grew up and around others who came before.
Resting on a tree trunk with my mommy’s arm around me – wonderful memories!
Next – Eureka!
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
More Redwoods Info:
Redwood Hikes.com has great maps and amazing pictures with detailed trail info: