Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Has anyone been to the Humboldt Redwoods California State Park? If you have, you are as lucky as I am! I think redwood forests are one of the most beautiful places on earth. When you are surrounded by these trees, it reminds us how small part of the nature we are. The splashes of sunlight filtered through the redwoods is an unforgettable sight which awaits you in this place.
The Humboldt Redwoods State Park is probably best known for hosting one of the tallest trees in the world which stood at 370 feet until 1991 when it has fallen to the ground.
This was our second trip to the park. Last time we went there was last winter. We celebrated the Christmas by taking a quiet and peaceful stroll through the redwood groves together. It was definitely one of the most memorable Christmas I've ever had. This time we went back with a group of friends for camping. The place stayed as beautiful as we remembered from last winter. We went on a hike on a seemingly short trail at first which turned out to be almost 10 miles long. The trail was relatively flat and shaded, so it was a pleasant hike until our stomach started growling.
The highlight of the trip was the samgyupsal party and kimchi stew for dinner. At the end of the 10-mile-long hike, we were literally racing to our campground with bubbles over our head with pictures of icy cold beer first and then grilled samgyupsal. As a Korean saying goes, the dinner was all glazed with honey. Everything tasted so good. No wonder we didn’t even pause to take a picture while eating...
It is unfair to say, but the weather in the northern California has been cooler than ever this summer. We got lots of cool breeze and warm sun which is ideal for outdoor activities. Summer is almost gone and I already miss it just like when we were little kids. I hope you enjoyed a little bit of the northern California summer from this post.