Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: July 8, 2022
In the Jedediah Smith Redwood Forest state park section, which contains 7% of all old growth Redwoods left in the world, we drove about 5 miles on a bumpy unpaved road. We hiked 3.5 miles of the famous trail to Stout Grove where several Star Wars scenes involving the Ewoks planet Endor were filmed by George Lucas in 1983 in “Return of the Jedi”. The first part of the trail were old-growth redwood trees followed by a forest of hemlock trees. The trail led to Fern Falls and a stream that went under the trail bridge. The forest trail had several steep grades and switchbacks. We also stopped at a large hollow tree and took photos looking up. After the hike we stopped a second time to eat at the yummy Good Harvest Café where I ordered a delicious tuna salad sandwich and more clam chowder. We noticed in downtown Crescent City a large cement dolo. Normally the dolos are at the end of the jetty along the west side of the harbor. This one dolo was pushed off its location by the incredibly strong tsunami wave surge in 1964.