Saturday, July 26, 2014

Northern California Redwoods Birthday Adventure

I have been talking about going to the redwoods for quite some time, and that time has finally come! We ended up staying in a tiny home resort on a cliff in Smith River, California. I can now mark that off on my bucket list. Most of the food options are in Crescent City though - which is a bit of a drive. My Birthday Dinner was at a restaurant called Porcini. I HIGHLY recommend it if you are ever in the area. Fantastic everything. Made me wish that I was a local.. I'd love to take everyone there for their Birthday dinners as well!
One thing that I found highly fascinating about the trip was that Hwy 101 drives right through the redwoods just south of the border of Oregon! I had no idea! You don't really have to go look for them. No need to go to any specific parks to find them. There are hiking trails literally off of the highway. The best park that we came across was Stout Memorial Grove.
"Stout Grove is the world's most scenic stand of redwoods. It's not all that large, and it doesn't have the biggest trees, but for sheer photogenic beauty nothing beats this extraordinary grove on a sunny afternoon."
The park is across the Smith River, and if you havn't seen the teal blue crystal clear water for yourself - that is a sight of it's own. I also learned that keeping curls in your hair is nearly impossible. Between the fog of the coast(which is how these trees survive), and the humidity on the ground floor of the forest. Your hair is done-for the second you set foot out the door.
I already can't wait to go back!


  1. Sequoia fabulous tree :) As North America :) Thanks for the pictures and information about the parks :) I dream I'd see redwood live :)

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  3. This is amazing location, look at the beauty behind in every picture. Every one is enjoying there party there.