Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, California
Henry Cowell is quite close to Santa Cruz (we'd actually intended to do it the same day as Wilder Ranch, but ran out of daylight when we were side tracked by downtown). It has a really nice loop through a first growth redwood grove - nicely marked, with some interesting facts to guide you through.
One thing I really noticed was the smell. Being from Maine, I'm well familiar with the white pine laced smell of the forest here, but the pine scent there was on steroids. Makes sense, I suppose, with the corresponding height differential.