A drive through the Redwoods, 6/25/15

We turned inland, driving into the woods. There are a series of state parks that extend inland from the coast road (Rte. 101) for ten miles or more if you can find the road. We twisted and turned up and down through the forest, winding down Caspar Orchard Road for almost 8 miles until it met Little Lake Rd. that would around another 10 miles back into Mendocino.

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Stump of an old growth redwood.

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Some of the hillsides were so steep that I couldn’t see to the bottom.

There’s still logging gong on in some areas:

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Is that how they fund some of the park costs?

It’s the part of the forest furthest from the highway, least frequently visited, and the area is all secondary forest already.

It was a great afternoon’s adventure.

 

Published by winifredcreamer

I am a retired archaeologist and I like to travel, especially to places where you can walk along the shore or watch birds. My husband Jonathan and I travel for more than half the year every year, seeing all the places that we haven't gotten to yet.

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