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Road Trip: Final Chapter

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On  November 24th I took the train to San Francisco for several days of visiting friends and family in the bay area. First, I met Ellie for a great thanksgiving dinner with our aunt Kirsty. The next day we went to Muir Woods, a protected stand of old-growth coastal redwoods outside of the city. Over the next couple of days, I hung out with Laura C in Golden Gate Park, and joined Jason again at his aunt’s in Marin. From there, we had a lovely drive through Point Reyes, admiring the waterbirds and rocky coastline, en route to Arcata, home of Humboldt State University, and doorstep of the Redwood forests. The redwoods were by far my favorite destination of the entire trip. I’m a biologist after all, and while other parks are geologically impressive (Bryce, arches, grand canyon, Yosemite), the redwoods were biologically stunning! I hope the photos reflect this. After the redwoods, we headed back to Fresno, and visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon’s national parks. The sequoias were gigantic, …