We packed up the tent for the last time this morning, leaving the camping behind to finally ease ourselves back into civilization. We left the California Redwoods yesterday after stretching our three-day trip into a fourth and headed north along the Oregon coastline, arriving at Sunset Bay State Park for a one night stopover, before continuing up to Astoria today. What a week!
After leaving Crater Lake, the drive to Redwoods National Park was a relatively short and scenic one. We stopped at the Visitor Center on the way in for campground recommendations, and learned that many were full for the night, and ended up with the “consolation” of a site at the Mill Creek Campground. Redwoods is actually three state parks pasted together, and ours was in Del Norte Coast State Park. It turned out to be a perfect location, right in the middle of all three parks, allowing us to get around easily, and still retire to beautiful surroundings.
|I saw a tree "this big"!|
|Fern Canyon - the orange |
dot in the middle is a person!
This time tomorrow, we should be in Seattle. We’ve already started scouring Craigslist for apartment rentals, and have secured short-term accommodations to get us through the early days of house-hunting. Hopefully we haven’t missed the best of the apartment season.