5/30/12

Travel Log pt.1: Prairie Creek Redwoods

prairie-creek4 Hello! I'm back from a wonderful week in California with lots of adventures and beauty.
Get ready for lots of pictures of trees in the first round of pictures!
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We started out the week with a few days and nights at Prairie Creek State Park. We were able to walk right from our camp though some amazing redwood forest, to Fern Canyon. It did rain a lot though. Thank goodness Aradan has a really great waterproof tent so all was well, and we wound up seeing some neat things, like newts basking in the rain!prairie-creek2 prairie-creek11 prairie-creek3 prairie-creek14 We started the day with coffee from our new camping kettle. It's very small and squat, and I love it, obviously. prairie-creek1 prairie-creek6 Fern Canyon prairie-creek7 prairie-creek8 A Dipper. These little birds can usually be found happily diving in fast flowing streams looking for yummy insects. This one seemed fairly miserable and wet though, a feeling I sympathized with later on as we returned to our wet campsite. prairie-creek12
Resident elk, not far from the campground. We were able to see the eclipse from this meadow on our first night.

prairie-creek13 Part of me wishes we were still camping in the redwoods, and part of me is soo happy to be home. It was a nice break though, and it's always nice to come back with fresh eyes.

I'll be posing pictures from the rest of the trip over the next few days!

7 comments:

  1. I like these with fog and with dipper the most. It's always hard to come back from wonderful trip, but it's also hard to stay (you start missing home)

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  2. Such Beautiful pictures, you must have had your breath taken away on this trip.
    Thank you so much for sharing, especially as I will never get the chance to experience such huge and wild nature, ours comes in slightly smaller form!

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  3. SO beautiful. So very very beautiful.

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  4. So inspiring! I can't wait to see how the visuals creep up in your art. I have been enjoying your recent art so much, btw. Can't wait for the rest of the photographs!

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  5. Gorgeous! I live in SF and just had a magical redwood adventure in Butano State Park. These pictures are wonderful!

    -Megan

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  6. So lovely! It's one of my dreams to get back to the west coast and see those giant trees. I can't wait to see the rest of your photos.

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