Redwood National and State Parks protect a primeval landscape where the world’s tallest living organisms, towering coast redwoods, thrive. Visitors can feel small as they stroll in the shadows of these enormous trees and explore rocky undeveloped beaches, fern studded canyons, open prairie, oak woodlands, and fog-filled river valleys. These diverse habitats support myriad wildlife and plants, including several rare species.
Back in 2009, our family of three took a trip out west to the Redwood National forest and King's Canyon National Park. We wanted to show our daughter,15yrs. old then, the giant redwoods and sequoias. We wanted her to experience the humbling effect - yet power, and comfort that was…
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