Saturday, November 7, 2009

Crescent City, Ca. Redwoods

Sat. - Nov. 7th

It was a very foggy and damp morning as we started out, but the sun was doing it's best to burn
it off. We drove along the Crescent City Pebble Beach Drive and Battery Point Vista Area for another view of the light house. It was low tide and there was a sidewalk down to the beach where they could wade across the shallow water to the beach. Then we drove along Enderts Beach and Crescent
Beach to Crescent Beach Overlook before heading to the Redwood National & State Parks.

Picture is the mouth of the Klamoth River. We drove up to the town of Klamoth which is on the Yurok Reservation. John said, "As long as we are on the rez we could go to happy hour, but it wouldn't be much fun without Lois." Klamoth
looked pretty much like a reservation town and gas
here is $3.20.

As we were following the beach drive, one of the trails led down to an old WWII early warning radio station disguised as a farm house and a dairy barn. We continued on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, home to a herd of Roosevelt Elk. The only ones we saw were three in someone's front yard right by the highway.

There were eight large golden bear statues on the ends of a couple of bridges we crossed. They have been there since 1925. We didn't stop for pictures. Too many bears yesterday.

We stopped at a sign that said Cork Screw Tree and this is what we found when we hiked down the trail. Such a disappointment. I thought there would be cork screws hanging from it and I could take one home to open my wine.

The next sign we stopped for just said Big Tree. We were like "which one?" Turned out it was a tree that some guy in the early 1900s wanted to cut off and make
the stump into a dance floor, since it was so near the
road. I'm sure it would have been a big hit, but some concientious folks got together and put a stop to it.

The next three photos were taken
at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove.
Governor Reagan, President
Nixon, President Johnson and
Lady Bird were here in 1969 for the dedication to honor Lady Bird's work in preserving the beauty of nature.

Back in Del Norte County and to our camp
ground and our cozy little cocoon.
There's no place like home.


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