Grant's Pass, OR to Eureka, CA
Starting in Grant’s Pass, Oregon, I visited Oregon Caves National Monument and then Redwood National Park in the northwest corner of California, ending the day at Eureka, Ca.
Oregon Caves was accepted as a National Park primarily because of all the flora and fauna in the area, as well as extensive caves – and bats – and scenic views from the top of the mountain.
I did see some deer and pheasants while there. Didn’t go into the caves because there’s White Nose Syndrome (a fungal infection) rampant among the bats, and I didn't want to go through the hassle of protect my shoes, clothes, etc. I’m also not that keen on crawling around on the ground in the darkness anymore.
Redwood National Park was pretty. The difference between redwoods and Giant redwoods is that the Giant redwoods grow a larger diameter trunk but don’t get as tall as redwoods. It was a beautiful drive through the forest.
A redwood seed the size of a tomato seed can produce a tree that grows to 500 tons, is taller than the Statue of Liberty with foot thick bark. Redwoods are the tallest tree in the world.
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