After the rendezvous with Redwood trees in the Redwood National Park, California – the tallest trees on the earth, I feel I am still in a trance and am finding it difficult to return to my daily routine and digital devices. The solemn scene of majestic redwood trees and the pale sunbeams dulled by the fog is so pristine that rampant stimulations of materialistic modern life feel obnoxious.
Where to stay – Trinidad Inn, Emerald Forest CabinsThe solemn scene of majestic redwood trees and the pale sunbeams dulled by the fog is so pristine that rampant stimulations of materialistic modern life feel obnoxious. #Travel #Wanderlust Click To Tweet
A reconnect with self in the Redwood National Park
As soon as I entered the Lady Bird Johnson Grove and crossed a rustic footbridge to walk among the ancient redwoods and looked up, the amazing light and its collusive charm summoned my inner self.The amazing light and its collusive charm summoned my inner self. #Travel #Wanderlust Click To Tweet
I loved the silence too. The silence in the forest is not void; it has bird songs, the rustling of leaves and the sound of tapping on the tree trunks by woodpeckers. The holistic harmony of the forest comfort me and I become a speaker and a listener to my inner self simultaneously. The silence becomes fertile and helps me to resolve inner conflicts, reach a conclusion or provide the platform for new and creative ideas.I loved the silence too. The silence in the forest is not void; it has bird songs, the rustling of leaves and the sound of tapping on the tree trunks by woodpeckers. #Travel #Wanderlust Click To Tweet
Lady Bird Johnson Grove – A beautiful hiking trail in the Redwood National Park
Walking has an incredible advantage unlike any other form of travel. It is impossible to be out of touch with the surroundings while walking. It leaves a deposit of liking and admiration of the surrounding that lasts long. While walking on the Lady Bird Johnson Grove trail, I saw some beautiful flowers blooming together and spreading an unparalleled charm. A beautiful quote by Rachel Carson from her famous book Silent Spring comes to my mind.
In nature, nothing exists alone.
I saw trees that are almost 2500 years old and are still living. I went and hugged one such tree; an ardent endeavor to connect with the bygone era through the tree in some way.
Redwood tree facts
What are the 3 types of redwood trees? Coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens), Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum), and Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia).
Which is the tallest known tree species in the world? Coast Redwoods are the tallest known tree species in the world and are native to Humboldt County, growing in the cool climate that makes up the coastal regions of northern California.
How are giant Sequoias different from Coast Redwoods? The slightly shorter Giant Sequoias are only found in the western Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Where can we see Dawn Redwoods? The Dawn Redwood is native to central China and is considered to be the closest relative of the coast redwood.
What are the must-see places near Redwood National Park?
Spend some time in Black Sands Beach
After spending the day amidst the redwoods, we visited the Black Sands Beach. I enjoyed the refreshing breeze and loved the beautiful purple flowers on the black sand.
Take some beautiful pictures at Stone Lagoon at the Humboldt Lagoons State Park
If I was not pressed for time, I would have spent an hour in the Humboldt Lagoon State Park. Before my rendezvous with redwoods, I met these beautiful rhododendrons.
Drive through the Avenue of Giants
No matter where in the world I live, I can never forget the pristine beauty of this avenue. The golden sunlight that was slipping through the ancient gems made the greenery even more vibrant. In reality, such roads are ideal. Such roads make us afloat in their medicinal beauty and mobilize our contemplative intellect.
Visit Woodley Island Marina
In my road trips in America, no matter where I go, I always try to visit the memorials for American Indians who were once the original inhabitants of this continent. This time too it was not an exception. I visited the Woodley Island Marina, where a striking statue of a hardy fisherman stands. This place was also the site of a terrible tragedy that befell the American Indians.
Visit the Chandelier Tree in Drive-Thru Tree Park in Leggett, California
Not just my three-year-old daughter but I too was completely awed by the volume of this tree.; a car can pass through it!
Where to stay: Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn
If you have an extra day then explore beautiful Mendocino
When I visited Mendocino, I loved this Northern California coastal town. Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Glass Beach, Skunk train, and fine dining – all in one place. If you have time then visit Mendocino for a day or make an entirely new plan for a weekend gateway. Read my guide before you plan.
Where to stay in Fort Bragg – Headlands Inn Bed and Breakfast, Blue Door Inns – Four Sisters Collection
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Thank you for sharing your travels. I have been to the Redwood Forest but my husband has not. The Coast is beautiful and we hope to visit the Redwoods soon.
So relaxing! right? right! 😉