Oregon Coast Redwoods 10-Oct-2016

Oregon Coast Redwoods

This weather forecast was calling for rain by the end of the week, with up to 10 inches in 24 hours predicted for places on the Southern Oregon Coast (a forecast that has since been upgraded to “…more than the typical rainfall for the entire month of October, and for the Medford airport, could be the wettest 5 day period in October since 1962…” {the year of the infamous Columbus Day Storm}).  With this ominous prognostication in mind, we decided to make a run for the coast and do a couple of short, but unique, hikes that had been on the edge of our to do list for awhile.

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Boy Scout Tree (Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP) 29-Sep-2015

Boy Scout Tree Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park California

For a change of pace, we decided to do a couple of hikes in the state and federal redwood parks in Northern California. Timing-wise, now is sort of a sweet spot between the crowded summer tourist season and the onset (hopefully) of the rainy season. On the way to Crescent City, California, we stopped at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park to hike the Boy Scout Tree Trail to that tree and to Fern Falls. This is Hike #97 in Sullivan’s Oregon Coast & Coast Range hiking and travel guide (Third Edition, 2014).

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