Avenue of the Giants
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Our first stop on the Northern California Coast was Humboldt Redwoods State Park to drive the 31 mile, world famous Avenue of the Giants. We enjoyed the slow pace of the drive with the windows down. Laurel kept saying, "wow, those are huge trees!" and asking, "are they real?" Kellisa kept shouting, "Ah" (her way of saying dad) as she pointed out her window to let me know that she was looking at the trees. We were in a special place and both girls knew it.
The entire road has two lanes that weave around the massive trees that cast deep shadows on the pavement.
It was late in the afternoon and we couldn't get a campsite among the redwoods, so we had to camp along the Eel River (below).