Destination: Crescent City, CA
Date: August 2014
Activity: Mystery of Trees
Again we made the mistake of not booking our RV park in advance before heading to Crescent City. We have learned that in places where people like to visit that it is important to make a reservation far in advance. If not you are stuck in places like the one we stayed in Crescent City, where we were welcomed by a toothless woman and her son with a mullet. It was a little frightening but we just stayed tucked inside our RV until Trent had the Excursion down off the trailer and we were ready to visit the Mystery of Trees.
The Mystery of Trees is a big attraction for travelers to see the Redwoods of the California up close. Plus many of the trees here are the “circus acts” of Redwoods. There’s the Lightening Tree, the Family Tree, the Cathedral of Trees and many more. The park information can be found here. This is where you can find hours and admission fees. Out front there is a huge statue of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, that is a sight so see and can’t be missed off Hwy 1.
The park not only tells the story of the Redwoods but of Paul Bunyan, who was the most famous logger in the area. It was an easy visit even with a new baby in a stroller and though the path is not paved it was packed enough to get our stroller through the trails to see all of the trees.
The part I enjoyed the most was the opportunity to see these trees up close an personal and to see how they could grown in many shapes and sizes. Of course all six of the kids we had with us were in ahhh of the sheer girth of many of the trees, and I think either that or the giant statue of Paul Bunyan will forever go down in their memories.
Safe and happy Travels!