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Monday, July 16, 2012

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Saturday 6/16/2012

After stopping at the Redwood Park Headquarters for information in Crescent City we drove NE to the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

Joe was told by a ranger at the headquarters that the road in the park is the same road that was used during stage coach days.

The redwood trees didn't have the same enormous look as the sequoia's trees did, but because of their height, they are the largest living thing on earth.
They can grow up to heights of  375 feet.
The road was narrow in some spots.

There is no charge into the park.
The Redwood Forest contains more biomass per square foot than any other area on earth, which includes the Amazonian rain forest.

This is a picture of half of a redwood tree. I just couldn't fit it all in one picture.

Some of them can be as much as twenty feet in diameter. Redwoods use to be found world wide 1000's of years ago. There are three classified redwoods.  These redwoods in the picture are the Coastal Redwoods. The Sierra Redwood are located in small separate groves in the Sierra's. The Dawn Redwoods are found confined to a small valley in central China.

The Coastal Redwoods are found in a narrow strip on the northern coast of California.
Views off Hwy. 101 on the way home.

This home along the rugged coastline was once a ranch owned for 60 years by Louis and Agnes De Martin. Mr. & Mrs. De Martin would cook warm meals and provide beds for 50 cents a day, for people traveling from Eureka to Crescent City. Now it is an American Youth Hostel for travelers from around the world.
This is a nice beach just north of Klamath, CA.
It was close to dinner time, so we didn't have time to do anything but take some pictures.
There were a few people enjoying the beach, even though it was a bit cool.

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