California – Northern – National Forest Area

As I was driving along US Highway 199 (through the northwest corner of California), I came to Myrtle Beach National Forest and the Nels Christensen Memorial Bridge.

The area was beautiful!

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             Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker           eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2014  Eileen Newman

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California – Orick (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park)

While traveling through California, I stopped at the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Orick – to see the redwoods .  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Creek_Redwoods_State_Park)

WOW!  They are gigantic!

I took a lot of pictures.  Unfortunately, in a forest where everything is gigantic, my pictures make gigantic things look normal size.

The tree below was hollow.  The opening in the front was more than ample for a human being to easily walk through, which I did.

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RedwoodsNorthCA2014 (20) The wood on the inside was so interesting.

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A picture of trees (below).  The lighter color tree in the front is a normal size tree.

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        Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker           eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2014  Eileen Newman

California – Trinidad

Stayed one night in Trindad on my drive along the coast of California.

Trindad is a a small town on the northern California coast (along Highway 101).  Approximately 400 people live there.   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad,_California)

To my surprise, this small town has a great hamburger place, which uses local natural beef.   (I cannot remember the name of the restaurant, but it’s in the same parking lot with Murphy’s Market, which also has a great variety of natural foods.)

I saw a sign for Trinidad Scenic Drive, so I turned onto it.  The road went from one lane each direction to one lane only and from pavement to gravel.   I traveled at a very low speed.

But it was worth it!  The views along the drive were magnificent.

The weather was overcast and hazy …

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             Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker           eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2014  Eileen Newman