Redwoods and Paul Bunyan

We left the Lucky 7 Casino parking lot around sunrise this morning, and headed south along the Pacific Coast Hwy 101 again.

Pacific Ocean, CA

Pacific Ocean, CA

We stopped after about 25 miles at the Crescent City Walmart and unhooked the Jeep so we could explore some of the Redwood National and State Parks without the RV.

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Redwood National and State Parks

This was a very beautiful and interesting drive. It turned into a narrow one-lane road that weaved in and out and around the big redwood trees. Traffic runs both directions so if you came upon an on-coming vehicle one of you had to find a place to pull over to let the other one pass. Fortunately this early in the morning there were very few others on this road.

Redwoods National and State Parks

Redwoods National and State Parks

There are some really big Redwood Trees here.  We hiked a loop trail that took through the forest. Some of the Giant Redwoods had fallen down. Can you imagine being here to witness that? OK, I have to ask….If a tree falls in a forest and there’s nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Redwood Forest

Redwood Forest

From here the Pacific Coast Hwy 101 turns inland so probably no more pictures of the ocean, but we did find a scenic loop road that brought us back to the ocean for one more look.

Pacific Ocean, California

Pacific Ocean, California

Pacific Ocean, California

Pacific Ocean, California

Oh look! It’s Paul Bunyan and Babe! This 49-foot tall folk hero stands at the entrance of Trees of Mystery, a local tourist attraction. We stopped for the photo and checked out the gift shop before we got to where we were going.

Paul Bunyon and Babe The Blue Ox

Paul Bunyan and Babe The Blue Ox

After checking our Passport America directory we decided on Chinook RV Park. It was easy to find and we got the prime spot right on the Klamath River. There are several other RV parks in this area and most of them are empty and are now closed for the winter. This one is about half full and has what looks like some long-term tenants and is open to RV’s all year.

Chinook RV Park

Chinook RV Park

The park will be bringing in the docks for the winter in the next day or so. As the sun was setting we could hear a lone sea-lion barking and sounded very close. I went to look but did not see anything.

Chinook RV Park

Chinook RV Park

  • Gasoline:  none
  • Lodging:   $17.5 (Passport America Rate)
  • Admissions:  free
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