Avenue of the Giants

Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses 53,000 acres of forests, meadows, and watersheds and about 100 miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails.  17,000 acres consists of old-growth coast redwood forests.
The 32-mile Avenue of the Giants parallels 101 and winds its way through the Park.  This road was originally build as a stagecoach and wagon road in the 1880′s.
I was actually brought to tears driving through this majestic place.  Did I get out and hug a tree?  You  betcha!  Some of these old redwoods were alive when the Magna Carta was signed.
About  3/4 through the 32 miles we stopped in Myers Flat at the Daily Grind for a Chai Latte.  Civilization is never too far away in America.

Cathy

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by JohnD on March 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    That is one of my FAVORITE PLACES in the world!!! I remember marvelling at the size of those trees when I was a kid, so I took my kids through there when they were tweens. At first they thought it was so corny, then we stopped and wandered off through the forest, and they ended up saying that was their favorite part of the vacation (a vacation that included Disneyland mind you). They played for hours hiding from each other behind and inside the trees. I’m envious Cathy…

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  2. The trees were silence inspiring – you waited for them to talk, out of respect for age.

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  3. Posted by Stephanie on March 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    It is humbling to be among those beautiful giant trees. I remember camping there too. Enjoy!

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  4. Posted by Dean Markasky on March 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I remember going through there in 1977, when I first came to Oregon. The scale of the trees is nothing short of mind boggling.

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  5. Posted by Michele on March 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    So now your an Official Tree Hugger!!! Congratulations. It has been a while since I’ve visited the Redwood Forest it is truly one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Happy Trails

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