Coastal Redwoods are HUGE!!!

Trip Start Aug 15, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of United States  , California
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

After sleeping in Eureka, CA for the night, we wake up pretty early and head towards Orick, CA or the Redwood National Park. I've always wanted to see the big trees, but I had no idea there were different kinds of redwoods. The kind in this park are only the coastal redwoods. This means that they are taller than the giant sequoias but not as big around. The biggest one we saw was 21 foot diameter, which don't get me wrong, that's a big ass tree. But compared to some giant sequoias that get to be as big as 40 feet diameter, they dwarf these trees. It was almost surreal driving through the forest. I felt like I had shrunk and was living in a different time. There were some trees that were hollow, but the part that was still standing was thicker than most trees I've ever seen. It was about a 30 minute drive through all of the parts that we cared to see. We were going to go and drive through the tree, but it's commercialized and we didn't want to pay to drive through a tree so we kept heading north to the hometown of Steve Prefontaine, Coos Bay, Oregon.
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