It was a long drive back home from Eureka (about 320 miles) but I spent a couple hours in Avenue of the Giants. Could’ve spent a bit more but I wanted to get home at a decent hour, which ended up being after 6 PM.
Lots of nice scenery along with that forest smell. Most of what I put up for this one is just from Founders Grove, which has a short trail that takes you around a lot of large trees, both standing and fallen.
As I was leaving that area I noticed a marker designating the level of a flood from December of 1964 a little past the Dyerville Bridge. Around Weott, I saw another marker that had to be at least 50 feet high. The Avenue of the Giants runs along the Eel River most of the way and it was nowhere near street level so I looked things up when I got home and found info on the Christmas Flood of 1964. Damn.
In addition to all the photos, you can also see some videos I shot here on YouTube. There are about 15.
Here’s Day 4:
Not as much driving this time, which was nice. Grants Pass to Crescent City to Eureka, about 180 miles. There were definitely some nice views along Hwy. 199, too.
I spent about two hours in Crescent City then took a more scenic route through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park as an alternative to a portion of Hwy. 101 at the suggestion of someone I chatted with for a few minutes during lunch. Good stuff in there, but I’m saving most of the tree stuff for Avenue of the Giants from the last day, just past Fortuna.
Here’s Day 3: