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Sharing The Road With A Tree

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After a surprisingly good breakfast - smoked salmon, spinach, egg scramble - we were off to Crescent City. The road twists and turns and 40-45 MPH is the top speed. The sun is gone - it's both foggy and cloudy.

Yesterday and today we notice trees covered with something that looks like Spanish Moss but these trees look dead. Spanish Moss in South Carolina doesn't kill the trees. I checked the web and yes - at least 3 varieties of Live Oak in 7 coastal counties are being wiped out with this plague. From a distance, it looks like trees just ready to bloom and then up close, the sight is grotesque.

Our main destination today was Avenue of the Giants. The woods along the road is awe-inspiring. The ground floor is covered with madrone, oak, maple with redwoods towering above them in the mist.
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We stopped at Trinidad because ... well that's where you stop for clam chowder. I think I was a teenager the 1st time I came here.
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We arrived in Crescent City; Philip was expecting a northern Mendicino - which CC isn't! We decided to push on to Grants Pass, Oregon.

Posted by ChinaBecky 19:24 Archived in USA

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