Thursday May 29, 2014 was my first visit to Jedediah Smith. I have lived in the area for three years, yet never found my way to this particular state park to enjoy a day next to the river. The river is still chilly but the still areas in the water are warm. I took the initiative to wet my feet that day… well… wet my legs! The water was warm enough that I had an enjoyable run through the water. Anyone visiting should experience this feeling of happiness!
The ground is blanketed in clover, giving many little creatures homes and places to hide. There are trails around Jedediah Smith that allow one to enjoy things such as the beautiful clover or the mossy trees. Jedediah Smith is actually a campground so you can camp as well! There are Barbecues for cooking and you can sunbathe, play, or fish in the river!
Like I said in my last post, it’s the time of year that the flowers are in bloom. The more you walk, the more you shall see. Different shades of purples and pinks, white, and green everywhere you go. No matter where you are looking, there is life. Even the trees have life forms on them; the mosses blend into the bark almost giving it a glow.
This state park/campground is approximately 15 minutes from my home. The ease of leaving town and visiting the river will become extremely relieving now that I know this place is available to visit.
FYI: There is a parking fee of $8.00 for cars and prices vary on recreational vehicles.
All photographs are taken by me, Arielle deGarcia.
The sounds and peacefulness of the redwood forests and the life within it are known to relax and relieve stress. Enjoy this video of the sounds of the forest.