Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: July 6, 2022
This 2.6 trail off Newton Drury Parkway, the main road through the park, snaked through old growth redwood, pine, and conifer forest. We then crossed and headed north a bit on the Rhododendron Trail before circling back. A small steam paralleled the trail in some areas. The forest had the feel of a “rain forest” as besides the giant redwood trees the lush area was green with ferns, shamrocks, and moss. The forest was so deadly quiet, broken only by a rare bird sound, the whistle of a marmot or the gentle rush of the stream. Very peaceful but very ominous.