Redwood National Park

Redwood National and State Parks covers over 40 miles of Coastline and  131,000 acres of forests, dunes, ferns, and prairie lands.  Protected and loved, the world’s tallest trees abide here, the majestic Coast Redwoods.

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We’re spending a month in Crescent City, California, exploring this area.  Crescent City is home to two lighthouses and a beautiful working harbor.  Its crabbing season and we’ve enjoyed the fresh crab sold in a little shack next to the docks.
The largest animal in the park are the elegant elk, which can be quite elusive.  We were lucky enough to spot this herd of cows and calves one morning when we first entered the park.

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Wildflower-2Gold Bluffs Beach is a short drive off Hwy. 101.

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Ranunculus occidentalis – Western Buttercup, 5/16 Redwood National Park, CA
After lunch we took Bald Hill Road.  We stopped to walk the Lady Bird Johnson Trail.
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Bridge over road to trailhead
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Bald Hill Road

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Phlox adsurgens-Woodland phlox – Lady Bird Johnson Trail, Redwood National Park

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Anemone deltoidea-Columbia windflower Native to pacific northwest-viewed May, 2015 Redwood Natl Park
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Anemone deltoidea-Columbia windflower Native to pacific northwest-viewed May, 2015 Redwood Natl Park

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Prosartes smithii-Largeflower Fairybell, May, 2016 Redwood Natl Park (Lady Bird Johnson Trail).
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Prosartes smithii-Largeflower Fairybell, May, 2016 Redwood Natl Park (Lady Bird Johnson Trail).

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Clintonia andrewsiana – Andrews Clintonia, May, 2016 Lady Bird Johnson Trail, Redwoods Natl Park
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Clintonia andrewsiana – Andrews Clintonia, May, 2016 Lady Bird Johnson Trail, Redwoods Natl Park

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Pacific Rhododendron – Rhododendron macrophyllum
After the hike we took Bald Hill Road on up to the top.  Its a great jeep road and the lupine made the day.

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Lupinus latifolius- Broadleaf Lupine May, 2016 Bald Hill Rd, Redwood Natl Park

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