Some last photos before departing Travis AFB of the C-141 Golden Bear Display.
Our drive to Redcrest CA and Ancient Redwoods RV park on the Avenue of the Giants Pkwy. Our route took us IH 80 to CA 37 west to 101 north. Traffic delay on 37 due to accident so that added an extra hour. Distance is 250 miles with 101 scenic in areas passing through vineyards and wineries before coming into the magnificent Redwoods.
This is a very nice park with easy pull thru sites, FHU in a clearing surrounded by Redwoods. Checkin easy and staff very pleasant. Very nice gift shop. Only downside is no cell service in camp area, but you can walk out to office and highway and get a signal. Wi-fi is offered free and you get 4 coupons giving you 1 gigabyte per coupon. Would definitely stay here again.
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Next to office is the IMMORTAL TREE, HOLLOW OUT LOG .HOLLOW LOG TRUCK AND TREE CHAIR. Interesting story about the Immortal Tree and Hollow Log Truck.
The Immortal Tree is 950-1000 Years old and has survived fire, logger's axe and flood. In 1908 loggers performed an under cut still visible with the intention of falling it, but it was not complete.Later a forest fire scar and charring is still visible as well. In 1952 a lighting bolt removed the top of the tree reducing it 50 feet in length. The devastating flood of 1964 which inundated Holmes Flat and Humboldt County reached 17 feet above the base of the tree as noted by the fish in photo. The next generation is growing, believed to be the fifth, in front of the tree.
The Hollowed out log next to the gift shop measures 33 feet and was left over from a harvest between 1850 and 1900.
Also on the campground property is the Hollow Log Truck originally a 1945 fire engine and modified in 2007. The log is around 1,000 years old.
The property has been family owned since 1967 and the campground opened in 2007. Definitely worth a stop and stay when traveling on the Avenue of the Giants.