It seems as if the redwood trees go on and on until they reach the clouds, doesn’t it? The moisture coming off the trees is calming… relaxing. When you visit California, make sure to visit them. Make sure to visit the redwoods in the forest. You must touch them with your own hands, like many others have, and feel the wisdom of hundreds of years past.
Mill Creek Trail is one of many trails in the area. This one is up the hill behind my house, through the redwoods, and past several other trails. It is approximately 1.5 to 2 miles to the end and another 1.5 to 2 miles all the way back to the place in which you parked your vehicle. The view this time of year is exquisite. The creek is at full throttle and the water crashes through the rocks leaving a glistening mist behind. I’ve always wanted to go into the clear blue waters, but I fear that the temperature will be too cold, so if anyone else decides to venture into the creek then I’d love to know how amazing it was.
The wildlife is thriving! So if you are planning on visiting, now is the best time! There are flowers all around, mushrooms growing, blackberries and thimbleberries ripening, and beautiful little wild orchids waiting to be seen. As a reminder: You MUST bring a camera. It is mandatory! Everything you see in this little trail in this little town needs to be shared with the world and appreciated for what Mother Earth gives and creates.
And the most important thing of all is to leave her flowers, branches, and life, all alone and in the condition in which you first laid eyes.
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All photographs taken by me, Arielle deGarcia.