Vanek's Great Adventure travel blog

Thomas measuring the circumfrence of a tree to figure out the diameter....

Happy to be here among the great big trees.

We couldn't stop looking up to see how far up these giants...

Here we are - in a tree.

Counting rings. This one was over 400 years old when it was...

John just can't get enough of these huge plants. They are amazing!

Here's a little (or big) perspective.

Little person - big tree.

Beautiful, colorful Smith River.

We thought it would be great to take a picture of the...

Here we all are, again. In a tree!

Little John - huge tree. This one took about a minute to...

John is happy to be here...

Kids contemplating why the redwoods are called the redwoods... Hmmm...

Thomas happy to be here, too.


After a really long drive north, we made it to Jedediah Smith State Park, which is located within Redwoods National Park. This park is located very near Crescent City, CA -about 30 miles south of the border with Oregon. Man, what huge trees they have here! Taller and older than giant sequoias in southern CA. There was a nearly constant drip, drip while we were here as well, but I think that's pretty much par for the course. We were able to get out and do a little hiking among the great trees. The Smith River flows through the park, and wow, what a great-looking river. It is one of the only rivers on the west coast that isn't dammed. It has a beautiful turquoise color. We stopped at the visitor center and unfortunately (or fortunately) they don't do Jr. Ranger programs this time of year, because there usually aren't enough visitors. We were able to get to the beach a few times and enjoy walking along the shore - (we're so happy to be back on the west coast!!)



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