Friday, April 29, 2011

The Smith River and Jedediah Smith State Park

It rained on and off all day yesterday so other than a stop to pick up a few errands we hung out.

Today we had a plan to explore a bit more. We started out by driving a few miles to pick up Hwy 197 and following the Smith River…

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The water was an aqua color and crystal clear… We loved this area!

After meeting up with Hwy 199, we were entering Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.  I had read about a drive on Howland Hill Rd, so that is what we did…

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I wanted to lie down on the ground and take a shot from the ground up but it was so muddy I didn’t… These trees are so massive and impossible for me to capture the true size…

By the time we had finished this drive, we were getting hungry. We then headed to the harbor..

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We had a wonderful lunch of clam chowder and grilled crab sandwiches at the Chart Room..yum

Outside these guys were lounging…

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We had one last stop.. Battery Park and Lighthouse..

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And that ended our perfect day….

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3 comments:

Chuck-Kathy said...

Amazing, glad you are enjoying the scenery. What fun.

squawmama said...

We were exactly where you all are one year ago... Loved it there!!!
Have fun % Travel safe
Donna

Debbie Goode said...

Beautiful photos....I love the "tree hugger"!