Palm Cafe & Motel
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... 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.
... 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 ...
... surfers and palms today and plenty of "dudes." Dudes hiking, dudes smoking, dudes trying to pet bull elks. See, this part of California is wild. Bears still prowl the forests alongside massive elk herds. It is the land of cold Pacific winds and fog. It is home to the banana slug, giant clovers, and that king of all trees: the mighty redwood. The towns are small and run down. The people are run down too, faces creased with hard living; but they have the "whatever" attitude of ...
As we had hoped, the entire herd of elk that we told Zach about were all around the RV Park when we woke up the first morning - and then we never saw them again!
Drove a good share of the day to visit the Redwoods National Forest and State Park - we walked down some of the shorter trails, and Zach did some more nice photography.