Our last stop in the Redwoods was Lady Bird Johnson Grove. We borrowed a pamphlet and read about the various markers.
We were coming to the end of the hike when I commented that we had not seen much wildlife. Not a minute later, a family we had passed noticed a salamander and pointed it out to us. We would have walked right past it otherwise.
That afternoon we had a lengthy drive to Redding. Our route basically followed the Shasta River, which is quite pretty. There were a lot of purplish trees that perfectly matched my shirt (as seen on the left of this picture). We passed through impossibly small towns which prompted D and I to imagine what it would be like to live there. Conclusion: we couldn’t!