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Trinidad, California – A small, seaside hamlet

This beautiful seaside village is located on the far northern California coast. It is not only the smallest incorporated city but is also one of California's oldest places!  If you are in Portland, Oregon or in San Francisco, you are within an easy day's drive to Trinidad. The beaches are beautiful and haunting. This is… Continue reading Trinidad, California – A small, seaside hamlet

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Learning more about The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (a.k.a. the Ahwahnee Hotel) in Yosemite National Park, California

Years ago I watched a riveting PBS special called Great Lodges of the National Parks.  It was so interesting that I couldn't drag myself away from the show. Many of the lodges were built out of log, stone, and timber which echoed their natural surroundings.  Using these sturdy materials made the early 20th century seem… Continue reading Learning more about The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (a.k.a. the Ahwahnee Hotel) in Yosemite National Park, California

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The world’s tallest living things can be seen at Redwood National and State Parks in northern California

These parks are actually a string of protected forests, beaches, and grasslands along the Northern California coast. The small town of Orick is located nearby. Bring your neck pillow!  You will be craning your neck to see massive trees that grow over 350 feet high!   Highway 101 runs right through this park. But this… Continue reading The world’s tallest living things can be seen at Redwood National and State Parks in northern California

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Watch the surf crash against the shore at the small hamlet of Klamath, California

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. … Continue reading Watch the surf crash against the shore at the small hamlet of Klamath, California

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Klamath, California and Trees Of Mystery

If you plan to enjoy the "supernatural magic" of the Redwoods, then you must visit Trees Of Mystery located on Highway 101, right on the Pacific Coast.  This family-owned & operated nature attraction is only 36 miles south of the Oregon border. Opened in 1946, this is an 8/10th's of a mile groomed interpretive trail… Continue reading Klamath, California and Trees Of Mystery

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More About Crescent City, California

There are a few more places to check out if you are up in the northern part of the California coast, especially in Crescent City. At Ocean World, you can take a 45-minute fully-guided tour which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  You can learn about the unique creatures who live and play within the rocks near… Continue reading More About Crescent City, California

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Battery Point Lighthouse & Museum – Crescent City, California

Crescent City is located at the very tippy-top of California.  I found a great map on Pinterest of this area: If you look at the "inset" box on the top right, you will find the Battery Point Lighthouse. The lens (in the tower's lantern room) lit up the night sky for the first time in… Continue reading Battery Point Lighthouse & Museum – Crescent City, California