My cover photo shows a pine tree growing out of the limb of another huge tree. I believe this is called the ‘Wonder Tree’ and it is located in Klamath, California. The Klamath River flows right into the ocean, as the picture shows below:
Klamath is located only 40 miles from the southern Oregon border. In fact, many mistake this tiny town to be located in Oregon! If you visit, you will realize that this town is very connected to the “wilds” of the northern California coast.
Here, you can find old-growth redwood forests, a wind-swept Pacific Ocean, and plenty of salmon fishing.
Get soaked on a fun jet boat tour:
You may see bears, wild eagles, or even wild horses:
This area of the Northern California coast is called Yurok Country. The Yurok are the largest tribe in California. Their website is fantastic! http://visityurokcountry.com/
Take a few minutes to watch this video from their website:
Klamath also has a hotel/casino/restaurant called Redwood Hotel Casino (a Holiday Inn Express). http://redwoodhotelcasino.com/
The restaurant, The Abalone Bar & Grill, sounds delicious. It serves locally made microbrews, grass-fed non-GMO beef, and native wild caught Klamath River salmon.
If you are a romantic, Klamath is the perfect area to explore.
From December to May, approximately 15,000 gray whales swim south for the summer.