Ocean Grove Lodge
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... Although not located in old growth Redwoods due to logging, the trees that surrounded our spot were 100 years old and massive. There was thick growth between sites and the setup was super easy, pretty much everything we look for in a campground. It was just south of the more popular Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and campground. We spent the rest of our first day there driving up the coast to get some groceries and dinner.
We slept in later ...
... Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to the Visitor Center and then walked around the back of the building looking at some of the large trees there. We drove down old Route 101 thru Cal Barrel Road which we thought was just a short road to park for hiking. We kept driving and it kept going up, down and around for 3 miles before we had to circle back since the road is cut off. It sure was fun trying to get two cars thru at some of the places ...
... to walk toward the seals.
We walked about a mile across the beach over ocean and sand polished rocks and soft sand then harder sand that had been compressed by the weight of the water and wave action. Bright green sea algae littered the beach and hung on to anything like driftwood or large rocks. On our left, across the Mad River were a large collection of Harbor Seals basking in the warm late morning sun. ...
... s and the continual breeze from the ocean made it cool, but still comfortable.
After our afternoon visit to the Trinidad Beaches, we cooked hamburgers (Dolly had ham and cheese) on the grill in the backyard. Only one more final for Katie Thursday morning then her undergraduate university career will be over.
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Jan, Dolly and Chi Chi.
... amazed at the number of hitchhikers and drifters in this area. These are not your usual tramps or hobos. Many are couples with backpacks, sleeping rolls and even dogs. I suspect some are heading south after apple picking in Washington. The 'hippy' life style is alive and well here in northern California, that is for sure. There are an awful lot of people living outside of the system in one way or another and they are not unsophisticated ...