U.S. Travel Blog – Giant Trees in California’s Redwoods Forests
The Redwood tree is the tallest and largest tree in the world and we thought why not check them out on our road trip from San Francisco to British-Columbia in Canada. We stayed at a camp ground in a tiny town called Myer’s Flat in the middle of the huge forests.
Things to do in the Redwood forests:
- Drive through a tree and take a photo of it. (We didn’t end up doing this although we probably should have. Too cliche!)
- Buy Bigfoot accessories (bottle openers, coasters, post cards, key rings and more – also didn’t do this).
- Drive through the scenic avenue of the giants (must do!)
- go for a stroll in the forests (enjoying the fresh and cool forest air was wonderful)
What I found interesting about these huge trees was that when I first saw them in person, I actually wasn’t too mind blown. I felt like the more I interacted with the tree (I know I sound like a hippie here) the more the fascination grew. Touching the tree (hugging it…yes…it’s a must), looking up all the way to its tree crown in the sky, walking through the tree, walking along a fallen tree – all that helped wrapping my head around the huge size of these Redwood trees.
In the end a tree is just a tree and there is only so much you can do with it so it isn’t necessary to spend more than a day here. However, we stayed for two nights just because we enjoyed the tranquility and nature of the forest so much – and we just don’t get a forest like this in Australia. If you are into more adventurous activities than hugging a tree this might not be the place for you but it is the perfect spot to switch off your mind, relax and marvel at the wonders nature has to offer. Alright.