Redwood National Park Adventure- Day 3- March 2011

After an excellent breakfast day 3 starts out with us hiking Mill Creek Trail. It is a 5.4 mile total out and back hike in the Jedidiah National Forest.
The day started out sunny, but sun would keep poking in and out as an occasional rain shower would happen.
The trees are so tall and you only get a sense of how tall by looking up
It was wet but it was a nice hike. the trail was very comfortable with only pine needles on the trail, not like the rough rocky trails we normally walk on.

Water everywhere and the creeks and rivers were running at the tops of their banks
The mist of the morning was still covering the tops of the tallest redwoods

Trail ends at the river and a tall tree grove
a bridge spans the river in the summer connecting these trails to the campground
The Banana Slug is the most renowned resident of the Redwoods. It protects itself with a coating that numbs the mouth of its predators. As a dare you can lick one to find out
After a walk in the woods in the morning we returned to Crescent City and went to the Visitors Center in town for more National Park gifts and a couple of collector pins for me
Afterward we took a trip to Klamath Point. It s whale migration season for the humpback to go from the south to the north and they stay close to the shore.
If you are lucky you can spot their breath as the move along the coast line
The mouth of the Klamath River as it empties into the sea
It was cold and windy, but the view was still very nice
After Whale watching we walked the Hidden Beach trail. 1.5 miles total down to a secluded portion of beach that can't be seen from the road
The moisture makes sure everything is covered in green moss
The beach had perfect black sand and we were the only ones to make our footprints in the sand
The tide was just going out for the afternoon
Who says vacation is not hard work. we did some heavy lifting!
Another great day!

Recommended Restaurants:
New Harvest Cafe- Breakfast- Best eggs in town
The Grotto- excellent fish and chips and great local shrimp cocktail

Total Trail Miles:
7 miles
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