Winter in the Redwoods

A couple of weekends ago I decided to go to work with my roommate.

Wait, let’s back up a bit to the part where I have a roommate now.  I’ve had a roommate since Thanksgiving weekend and he is pretty awesome.  I mean look at this picture…


You can just see the awesomeness radiate from him as he gazes into the ocean (he hates it when I make a big deal about how awesome he is.  Good thing he doesn’t read my blog.  BUT, if by chance you DO happen to stumble across this…sorry Andy, but you just need to learn to accept the fact that you are awesome and I’m going to express it).

So I have a roommate which makes life way less boring and gives me someone new to explore the Redwoods and Humboldt County with.

Back to going to work with the roommate…

A few weeks ago we had a break in the rain and I decided to tag along to work with my roommate (pretty sure this has been thoroughly covered now).  I started my day on the beach where the rain decided to make an appearance for a short while.  It did clear up and even though it was a gloomy start to the day, it was still beautiful.

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View of the mountains from the beach

View of the hills from the beach

After the beach we took a drive up to Lost Man Creek where we got to see a herd of elk.

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Andy captured this video of the elk as they made their way around our vehicle.  It was really cool to be able to sit there in the middle of the herd and watch them pass by.

We then headed up Bald Hills Road in search of snow.  It wasn’t very long before we found what we were looking for.  We continued up the road until we reached the fire lookout at School House Peak.

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It was a winter wonderland.

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We also got to witness this beautiful creature hunting its dinner.


We then headed back down the hill to take a hike along the Trillium Falls Trail.  This is a beautiful loop trail that is almost 3 miles long that takes you through forest, to the waterfall, and along the creek.  It would be an absolutely perfect trail if it wasn’t so close to all the highway noise. Even so, it was a beautiful hike.

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After the hike we headed back down to the beach to finish off the day.

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I don’t think I could have asked for a better Saturday spent outdoors.

Just another beautiful winter day in the Redwoods!