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Drury-Chaney Loop

Drury-Chaney Loop

Ranger Shanna was our guide today as we and Burlington Camp Host Karen trekked through the Drury-Chaney Grove just south of the town of Pepperwood, California. This grove is awesome. Since her three visitors all have a basic knowledge of Redwood biology, Shanna...

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Solitude at Burlington

Solitude at Burlington

The Redwoods called and we listened. We came home to Burlington. It's our fourth stay in this magical grove and in fact our second stay on Site 53. Ever since we pitched a tiny tent under these glorious trees in 2008, Burlington has had a special place in our hearts....

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Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

One of the delights of Burlington Campground is that it is immediately adjacent to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitors Center. We took advantage of the proximity this afternoon to be the only two visitors on Ranger Codi's interpretive talk along the Gould Grove...

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Into the Redwoods

Into the Redwoods

It was a great day to just poke around on The Avenue of the Giants between Richardson Grove south of Benbow north to Myers Flat. It's a trip down memory lane. We first traveled this stretching 2008 but it was in 2014 that we lingered here and first started geocaching....

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Burlington 53

Burlington 53

Back in October 2008 we camped in Burlington Campground in a tiny tent next to a hollowed out redwood big enough for the tent. In July 2014 we stayed again in this most magical place but it was crowded and to get a spot for one night we had to be at the ranger station...

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Arcata

Arcata

See Park Video See Land of Giants Park Video After yesterday's bust we reconnoitered and decided to do a deliberately long day today. Out of Oregon and into the California Redwoods.  A stop at the post office and general store in O'Brien and another one at The...

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Leaving the Enchanted Forest

Leaving the Enchanted Forest

Even as we are decamping here in Burlington Campground we are scouting out the best campsites for our next visit. Perhaps it will be 50, just adjacent to where we slept last night. It's got a great tree with a goose pen, meaning it has been hollowed out by a series of...

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Burlington 25

Burlington 25

We scored! Back in 2008 when we were here in The Redwoods we camped in a grove of redwoods in our little tent. We remembered that it was in one of the state parks along The Avenue of the Giants but we couldn't remember which campground. Yesterday we visited three...

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Chimney Tree Grill

Chimney Tree Grill

Trying to find a restaurant for a birthday dinner turned into an adventure in and of itself. It wasn't until the third try that we found folks we really wanted to serve us. For a while it seemed as if the answer to Paul Mc Cartney's query, "Will you still feed me,...

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The Redwoods

The Redwoods

Driving down US 101 we were awed by the Coastal Redwoods. These giant trees boggle the mind. We stopped to see one known just as Big Tree. It is 304 feet tall, 21.5 feet in diameter, and 1500 years old. We hiked in Stout's Grove, visited a tree hollowed by fire that...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.