Myers Flat, CA

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From Napa we moved a bit north and west drawing closer to the California coast, landing in Myers Flat, CA.  This put us in the heart of the Humbolt Redwoods State Park.  The giant redwoods stretch from central California to southern Oregon along the coast in the fog belt.  We visited the redwood forests on our road trip back in 2014.

Coastal Redwoods

The giant redwoods are the tallest living things on earth, growing to 379 feet high and can have a diameter up to 26 feet.  Many of these trees live for over 600 years with the oldest known redwood at about 2,200 years old.  They are uniquely resistant to insect attack, fungal infection and rot.

Next stop:  Crescent City, CA

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Redwood National and State Parks

Along the northern coast of California, the Redwood National Park in addition to three California State Parks combine to preserve 133,000 acres of coast redwood forests plus scenic coastline, prairies and streams.  The parks lie along the coast north of Eureka, CA, to Crescent City, CA.

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