On the 19th I headed south to California where I could visit the Redwood National Park. I didn’t have an address for the park other than Crescent City and my GPS was taking me much further south than I wanted to go.
But without this detour I would not have been able to view Paul Bunyan and Blue. A friend tells me that these have been stolen from Minnesota!
Redwoods are found in many areas.
Redwood National and State Park
I did a U turn and traveled to Jedediah Smith Campground. I could only secure one night in the campground so I set out to maximize my time by walking along the river before visiting the groves in the morning.
Stout Grove is an amazing sight!
I departed Redwood National Park in the early afternoon and drove toward Mt Shasta with an ultimate goal of Zion National Park. You can see Mt Shasta from many miles away. I’ve captured my approach.
The terrain changed and I thought these volcanic mountains were interesting.
As I left the shade of Mt Shasta I drove on a scenic highway that took me through Reno on my way to a night’s stay at Walker Lake. The wind was exceptionally strong and I was fortunate to have found a beautiful setting for the night. The sunset was just beyond description.
This beauty came with a price however. The wind blew and blew. At times it was so strong that I was concerned my RV might be tipped over. I had to pull in my slide with the bed as the canopy was flapping so hard I was afraid I’d lose it or damage it.
Sunset over Walker Lake.
Sunrise over Walker Lake
The next morning over coffee a young traveler stopped by to enjoy the view and mentioned that there were now 83 wild horses at the other end of the lake and that they could be seen from the road.
Cactus began to appear alongside the road