Redwoods National Forest

Miner's Ridge and James Irving Loop Trail

We headed East to the Redwoods and were so surprised at how calm it was compared to the crowds in Tahoe. 

We stayed along the beach near Crescent City and woke up early to do the Miner’s Ridge and James Irvine Loop Trail. We pushed the kids with this 12.4 mile hike through old-growth redwood forest, and down into a canyon of ferns where this photo was taken. I’ve never seen so many shades of green in one place, and the filtered light was gorgeous. 

Next stop: Redwood Beach