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8/15 Day 54 We traveled from Florence OR to Crescent City CA today. We came right down rte. 101 all the way. Starting out the terrain was sand dunes and hills of sand all around as you might expect going through the center of Oregon Dunes Recreation area. We did not stop back at the overlook we visited yesterday as we were concerned about the congestion on a Saturday while pulling the camper. However we passed a couple of other overlooks that showed us views of the dunes and the ocean. ...
... the best, maybe that was kicking in now. Early this morn once Jie returned from getting her hair done, we quickly got our stuff together and i checked and rechecked i had the rings, and we headed out to the Trillium Falls trailhead at Elk Meadow. This is the same road that you take when headed out to Fern Canyon. When we arrived, there were about 50 Rosevelt Elk in and around the parking lot, Dana our officiant was already there. We very slowly drove by these ...
... so tiny compared to these ancient trees.
As we were walking we noticed burn marks on some of the trees. A really cool thing about redwood trees are they have a defense mechanism that allows the inside of the tree to burn while the outside sap made mostly of water prevents the tree from burning completely. That is why we would see trees that were hollowed out but still alive.
So after a hot day of riding on roads, we got a tip to ride through this forest instead. It was twenty degrees colder (Thank god!) and filled with redwoods. Absolutely amazing. It even led right to crescent city. We later found out it was where they filmed the Ewok scene in Return of the Jedi... casual
... the State Park sections and the National Park sections, it's a mess. The camping was ****** and expensive, $35 per night and you still had to pay for showers! Barely spent an hour here and were ready to leave, the volunteers at the visitor centre were very friendly ...