Hello! I'm back from a wonderful week in California with lots of adventures and beauty.
Get ready for lots of pictures of trees in the first round of pictures!
We started out the week with a few days and nights at Prairie Creek State Park. We were able to walk right from our camp though some amazing redwood forest, to Fern Canyon. It did rain a lot though. Thank goodness Aradan has a really great waterproof tent so all was well, and we wound up seeing some neat things, like newts basking in the rain!
We started the day with coffee from our new camping kettle. It's very small and squat, and I love it, obviously.
A Dipper. These little birds can usually be found happily diving in fast flowing streams looking for yummy insects. This one seemed fairly miserable and wet though, a feeling I sympathized with later on as we returned to our wet campsite.
Resident elk, not far from the campground. We were able to see the eclipse from this meadow on our first night.
Part of me wishes we were still camping in the redwoods, and part of me is soo happy to be home. It was a nice break though, and it's always nice to come back with fresh eyes.
I'll be posing pictures from the rest of the trip over the next few days!