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October 12th 2011
Published: October 14th 2011
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Lady Bird Johnson Grove
We left Crescent City this morning and are headed to Eureka, CA. We were driving through the the Redwoods and came upon Lady Bird Johnson Grove. This is a forest that was dedicated to her by Richard Nixon in 1969 for all her environmental work.
This walk among ancient redwoods and Douglas fir gives you an intimate look at a magnificent ridge-top redwood forest, with its complement of under story plants. These high, wind-whipped slopes and ridges offer redwoods a less favorable habitat than can be found in protected valleys. Here you will see them sharing space with many species of trees and shrubs. Colorful rhododendrons blossom from May to mid June and a great variety of ferns grow in shady, moist places on the forest floor.
It was very well done with a map that gave detailed inforamtion that correlated with the numbered sites. Very educational. It was an easy mile long hike that took you deep into the Redwood forest.
We continued down the coast enjoying more beautiful ocean scenery before arriving to Eureka. Eureka had a nice historical area which we spent the afternoon going through. The attached photo is of the Carson Mansion, a Victorian home that
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Lady Bird Johnson Grove
was built in 1884 by one of the lumber barrons of the time. Since 1950 it has been a private men's club.
We also came here to take a bay cruise that happened to end for the season the very afternoon we arrived, so we were unable to do it. We decided that one night in Eureka would be enough and made our way further down the coast to Albion where my friend Randi and her husband are managing Albion River campground.



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