Redwoods Parks & Southwest Oregon 2017-06

July 15, 2017  •  1 Comment

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Our long-distance photo trip for 2017 was to the Redwoods parks of northern California and the southwestern corner of Oregon, including Crater Lake National Park.

To see more photos from this trip, please visit the Redwoods 2017-06 and Southwest Oregon 2017-06  location galleries here and here.  Click on any image below to see a larger version.

Our first destination was the Redwood state and national parks in northern California.  Our itinerary took us through Wyoming, Idaho and western Oregon to the tiny hamlet of Klamath, California on the Yurok Indian reservation.  From there, we visited several parks to see groves of massive redwoods.  These trees are nothing like the trees in other areas, including the Sequoia trees further south.

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Just north of the parks in Crescent City, we found some poppies that are an attractive alternative to the wildflowers of the Rockies

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From the Redwoods, we drove north to Crater Lake National Park.

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Although the park was open, half of the Rim Drive was still snow-bound and the holiday crowds often overwhelmed the roads and parking lots.  Even with the crowds and closed trails, the park did offer some very scenic views, including starry night skies above Wizard Island.

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Because we visited the park during the July Fourth weekend, the crowds were more than we wanted, so we opted to look instead for waterfalls along the Umpqua River and covered bridges in the Cottage Grove area

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Our visits to the Redwood groves and the area around Cottage Grove left us looking forward to return visits for more exploration and more photos . 

To see additional photos from this trip, please visit the Redwoods 2017-06 and Southwest Oregon 2017-06 location galleries here and here.

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Linda Allen(non-registered)
Outstanding! The waterfalls are exquisite.
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