West Coast Diaries - Part Fifteen: Redwood Forest





















May 29. Today we explore the Redwood Forest some more. At the campground, there are these little hiking trails through the woods that go down to the river and signs posted at the trailheads (like, LEGIT SIGNS) that say: ‘WARNING: the animal known as bigfoot has been spotted in this area. USE CAUTION. No children beyond this point unless accompanied by an adult.’ It was so cool! And kind of freaky. We kept making bigfoot jokes, and all secretly hoped that we would see him. But we didn’t.

Then we headed out to explore. First we went to the Trees of Mystery place, then we drove around aimlessly for two hours, wondering where this trail goes, or where was that little dirt road that we drove down last time? Until finally it was noon.

We go down this random street looking for a place to get food – and then it starts winding upwards, this road does. Up, up, up it goes until finally we come to a viewpoint with a whole bunch of people gathered round with big zoom lens cameras and binoculars. So we stop and get out and look around – and there’s a pod of gray whales! It was amazing! They were all down in the terquiose waters, splashing about and feeding and there was even a mother swimming side-by-side with her baby. It was so magical. I even saw the baby whale spy-hop a few times! Incredible! I swear I could almost see his/her eye. It was just an amazing experience.

After this, we drove back to the campground to eat some food. Mom and I made sandwiches and afterwards, we drove back out into the Redwood Forest to do some hiking. It was a lot of fun. We saw so many giant trees and took lots of photos. And we saw some wild elk! UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. Yep. They were pretty sweet.

We also went to a place called Fern Canyon, which was particularly magical. (And it was also the set of a scene in the second Jurassic Park movie.) I would've loved to hike there longer, but it's a bit wet and we didn't have boots.

So it was another long day of exploring. We picked up the place a bit, preparing to drive out the next morning to Grants Pass. After supper, me and Dad went down to the game room again to try and play some pool but we only really did one round because the pool table ate all of our balls and didn’t give them back. It was kind of funny. We walked back to the motorhome and went to bed.

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love,
abbiee

p.s. sorry for the lateness, y'all.
i have a nasty cold. xx

25 comments

  1. THESE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE AND NOW I MIGHT DIE IF I DON'T SEE THESE TREES ASAP

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    1. GAH OMG. You are the greatest of ever. ❤️ GOOO AND SEEE THE TREEEEESSSS.

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  2. I loved this trip....let's go again!

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  3. You are such an amazing photographer Abbiee! Those photos look like heaven, and the trees are ginormous! I remember when my mother and I visited the redwoods a few years back; it was such a magical experience!

    Aliah | Indigo Ink

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    1. Thank you so much Aliah!! It is so magical isn't it? Glad you got to experience it! Also this comment made me smile :)

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  4. aaaghghghghhhhhhhhh nostalgia <3 I am overtaken

    take me back to fern canyon

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    1. kk got anything going on this weekend? ;)

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  5. Awwww I had a whole comment typed up and blogger ate it. :( basically,

    YOUR PICTURES ARE TOO PRETTY. AND THE TREES ARE SO BIG. and I esp love the b&w blurry running pic... it's so evocative! and makes me want to write a book!

    also, feel better soon! eat lots of citrus!

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    1. OH MAN I HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS. silly Blogpost, tsk tsk... EEEP omg so happy you mentioned that b&w pic because when I showed my sister I was like, "INDIE ALBUM ART." But it also feels very story inspo. ^.^ Thank you my dear!! ♥

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  6. GIRL THOSE PICTURES ARE SO PINTEREST-WORTHY.

    no kidding. like the one where it's like a straight up picture from like the ground into the trees (that probably didn't make any sense, per usual) IS THE BOMB DIGGITY. Like....i think i saw something like that on pinterest or instagram or somewhere and GOALS, GIRL.

    how many times have i said you are goals? IT'S BECAUSE YOU ARE. anyways....yeah...i agree with olivia....I NEED TO SEE THESE TREES. Up close and personal. ^_^

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    1. UVSKDFNKDS YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY WHEN YOU SAY THINGS LIKE THISSSS. ♥ omg. GAHHH FREAKING OUT. Seriously this this this gives me LIIIIFFEEE. life my dear. life. x) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THESE RIDICULOUSLY SWEET WORDS OF YOURS. YOU MAKE ME SMILE LIKE CRAZY.

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  7. HOW IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SO PERFECT????

    Like, gosh...you're literally Pinterest.

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    1. I'M LITERALLY PINTEREST??? omgggg this compliment i will live off of it for a month thank you ♥♥♥

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    2. You are literally Pinterest. It's a fact.

      Also, I tagged you over at my blog if you want to check it out:) BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOMEEEE

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    3. Aw, thank you so much Grace Anne!! ♥ YOU ARE AWESOME TOO.

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  8. THESE ARE SO GORGEOUS. Wow. One of my goals is to go to Oregon...it looks amazing.

    Hey, if you ever get a chance to visit Southern California, hit me up!

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    1. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IS SCREEEAAAMMING MY NAME. And when we finally make it there, I shall totally hit you up. ;) Oregon is so beautiful -- especially the coast. I think you'd love it. Thank you so much for the sweet comment, girl!! :)

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  9. Those photos are awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much!! :)

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  10. YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY. whuttt. rt grace you're a living and walking pinterest<3

    and wahh. you got to see elk up close? AND THE TREES. you living my bucket list babe!!

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    1. GAHHH YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY YOU. ♥ a living and walking pinterest stahp imma cry in a second. xD this is amazing. TREES AND ELK UP CLOSE ARE BOTH AWESOME and you should definitely experience them ;) thank you, Nameless Writer!!

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  11. I've wanted to see the Redwood Forest for a while, and your pictures just made we want to travel there even more. And seeing a pod of whales...gosh, I need to visit California.

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    1. RIGHT?? ugh I'm getting wanderlust all over again too. x) The Redwood Forest is such a magical place. ♥ Glad you liked this post, Alex!!

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  12. THOSE TREES. THEY ARE SO TALL. THEY ARE LIKE NARNIA. omg. You actually went to Narnia I'm 99% sure of it now. *squeaks and flaps up and down*

    This is beautiful. <33 And it's been years since I did any hiking and I kinda miss it now. :')

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.