Northern California is home to the largest remaining contiguous old growth coastal redwood forest on Earth. Forward thinking conservationists under the banner of “Save the Redwoods League” purchased land from the Pacific Lumber Company in 1921 and dedicated the ground to the State of California which created the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
On a road trip out from the Lost Coast in our VW Vanagon “Cornelius”, we were delighted to enjoy a fantastic stretch of ancient redwoods, pictured below. The famous and crowded “Avenue of the Giants” is only a few miles away from this spot in the Bull Creek drainage. The trees tower and impress but the crowds of people piling off nearby highway 101 were nowhere to be seen.
Can you see us at the base of the ancient tree?