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After saying goodbye to my parents, we drove over to the coast via HWY 199 then to 101 to Arcada. We stopped along the way, enjoying the rain, and fog in the trees. We stopped along the way at Stout Grove (no Ewoks were out) then lunched in Crescent City, stopped at Trees of Mystery, and Fern Canyon. We were charged by a elk and forded three …
... so we couldn't explore some of the more backcountry areas of this park. But there was enough along the road. The next stop was at the Big Tree Wayside. The trail led us to several large trees and tree groups, the largest being the "Big Tree". And it was- big. Superlatives start sounding all the same, but the amazement at these trees never seemed to wane.
Then a quick stop ...
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What an amazing day! But I'll get to that.
So my last night in LA we went to an outdoor showing of A Clockwork Orange at the Hollywood cemetery. It was very enjoyable, a really nice chilled evening. We had a picnic before the film and it was lovely and warm even when the sun went down.
The next morning was time for goodbyes. I packed up the car and, with some trepidation, headed ...
... of the creek was soothing. The two of us have always described it as a scene out of the movie Fern Gully and that still rings true. The hike through the canyon was a bit less enjoyable as Bjorn thought it would be best to blaze our own trail and was sure we would pop out at the ocean eventually. We never did. We turned back after a very long ¾ mile or so as the canyon was becoming darker by the minute. Our six mile roundtrip hike through the canyon and ...
... drive through a tree which demonstrates how big they are. We have never seen forests like this, and the road through them was an absolute treat with great cambers, long sweeping bends.
The target overnight stop today was Eureka which is a seaside fishing and tourist area so given its holiday season here we were lucky and snapped up the last couple of rooms. The Super 8 Motel here was old but it had all we needed including ...
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