Thursday, May 21, 2015
Looking for Dinosaurs
After Jay and I left the Ladybird Johnson Grove near Orick, Ca we headed north a little further to Prairie Creek Redwoods to look for dinaosaurs. Ok, it's true we weren't looking for dinosaurs but if we were this would be a the perfect place for them. At least that's what Steven Spielberg thought when he filmed part of Jurassic Park 2 here. Fern Canyon is just so cool. It is a beautiful narrow steep canyon that is cut through sedimentary soils. The walls are anywhere from 50 to 80 feet tall and are lined with five different kinds of ferns. It is just spectacular. The floor of the canyon is fairly flat and has a small creek that meanders through making shallow crossings almost impossible to avoid. There are numerous piece of driftwood place randomly here and there to help with the crossings. Jay just went barefoot. Later towards summer the park crew puts in little boardwalks to make it easier. I would highly recommend it for a cool summers hike. God's love and blessings to all, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a Canon 17-85mm lens.