Friday, June 20, 2008

Humboldt Redwoods State Park 6.20.08

After spending time in the hotel with the A/C, we headed out of clearlake around 11:00. We stopped to find a geocache at the Clearlake Marina on our way out of town. The drive here was beautiful - winding roads with trees all around. We took Hwy 23 to 20 to the 101. It was hot again - temps in the 100's!! We stopped for lunch in Willits and made it here around 3:30. We setup in a little drizzle of a rain (it was more just some spitting, nothing substantial) and relaxed with some cold beers, getting acquainted with our new surroundings. The campsite is beautiful - nestled in the redwood trees and is a full campground. The highway is parallel to the campground and we can hear the whoosh of the passing vehicles. Michael made a great dinner & there is an 8:30 Campfire lecture 'Amazing animals of the Redwood Forest'.

As I type, the clouds are thundering and there's just a hint of sprinkles in the air...but not enough to send us inside the tent. Tomorrow we are planning to drive the 31 mile 'Avenue of the Giants', a collection of the tallest & largest redwoods and also go to Shelter Cove, where there's a black sand & smooth pebble beach. Can't wait!!

More to follow...
{GMST}40|18.66|N|123|54.59|W|In campsite 036BU - Burlington Campsite in Redwoods State Park, Weott, CA!|Hunboldt Redwoods State Park{GEND}


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