This was a pretty good workout. We added a new word to the hiking lexicon: squatch. A squatch is when some part of a tree falls to the ground and makes a noise. You're welcome. Very enjoyable hike in a cool area. The biggest downside to redwoods is that they're not very photogenic. It's difficult to take good pictures in a super-dark forest. Nice to hike with Ron as usual. Perfect weather.
Autumn Foliage ObservationLight Redwood forests don't typically have a lot of fall color. The local maple, the bigleaf maple, has leaves that turn light brown then fall off. Poison oak has a little fall color, but typically changes back in August. Not much else.
average hiking speed 2.89 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.