In Celebration of Trees

May 27

May 27 was spent traveling to Crescent City, CA in order to visit Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

On the way to Crescent City, the expedition stopped at the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park on the Pacific Ocean to visit Fern Canyon.

Imagine walking through a narrow canyon where the walls are completely covered by luxuriant ferns and mosses and are dripping with moisture.  That describes Fern Canyon . . .

The entrance to Fern Canyon was like entering a peaceful, green sanctuary.

The entrance to Fern Canyon was like entering a peaceful, green sanctuary.

Mik Miazio, an arborist from Gig Harbor, WA, at the entrance to Fern Canyon. Mik joined the expedition at Redwoods River Resort

Mik Miazio, an arborist from Gig Harbor, WA, awed by the vertical fern walls of Fern Canyon. Mik joined the expedition at Redwoods River Resort.

Let's see where this path leads . . .

Let’s see where this path leads . . .

At every turn of the creek, there are more ferns decorating the steep sides of the canyon.

At every turn of the creek, there are more ferns decorating the steep sides of the canyon.

The vertical walls sprout an amazing variety of ferns (five different kinds) and other moisture-loving plants and mosses. Depending on the time of year, there is a constant drip-drip of water trickling down the canyon walls.

The vertical walls sprout an amazing variety of ferns (five different kinds) and other moisture-loving plants and mosses.

Depending on the time of year, there is a constant drip-drip of water trickling down the canyon walls.

Depending on the time of year, there is a constant drip-drip of water trickling down the canyon walls.

This was one of the most amazing varieties of ferns in the canyon.

This was one of the most amazing varieties of ferns in the canyon.

Jake and David Milarch enjoying a bit of sunshine together in Fern Canyon.

Jake and David Milarch enjoying a moment together in Fern Canyon.

David Milarch being photographed by Andy Kittsley further down the canyon.

David Milarch, caught between two photographers, one of whom is Andy Kittsley further down the canyon.

Edie Juno atop a tangle of logs in the creek bed at Fern Canyon.

Edie Juno atop a tangle of logs in the creek bed at Fern Canyon.

Tonight we’ll be in Crescent City, CA, from where we’ll visit Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and hike among the Grove of the Titans.

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