Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Camping Trip to the Redwoods

Friday July 24th, we drove to Crescent City, CA to meet Cindy, Delaney and Spenser Gilbert and Ashley Smucker.  They had driven an RV across the country from Elkhart, IN and we're making their last stop at the Redwoods before coming up to stay with us in Bend.

After meeting them at the campground, we went down to the beach to get our toes in the sand.  Here's Kelly, Ashley, Spenser, Dave, Cindy and Delaney.

Dave on the beach in Crescent City.

The next day we took off to see the Redwoods and stopped at an overlook to see the view.

Dave checking out the wildflowers at the overlook.

We ended up doing a hike through the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

Here we are standing in front of "Big Tree"

Cindy and Delaney standing next to one of the giant redwood trees.

Spenser & Kelly

Kelly on the trail

The group hiking along the trail.  It was so peaceful and quiet.

Cindy in a hollowed out fallen tree.

Kelly the tree hugger.

Delaney, Cindy, Spenser and Ashley showing the girth of this tree.

A selfie Kelly took.

Group shot by a fallen tree trunk.

Another shot of Kelly.

Spenser and Ashley

Our campsite at the KOA in Crescent City.

Well, we were actually in our tent behind the RV.

Ashley and Delaney roasting some hotdogs for dinner.

The group around the fire ring.

Kelly loves his s'mores!

Dave doesn't care for s'mores so he was melting his chocolate on a peanut butter chunk cookie with monster cookie crumbles on top.

We wanted to see what it would look like to pitch our tent on top of a redwood stump.  Pretty cool, but we didn't sleep up there.

A shot of Mt. Theilsen on the drive back to Bend

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