Sunday, October 16, 2011

Found a jewel

I am in Santa Cruz for the weekend and decided to go for a day hike in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park which includes a some old growth sequoias. I noticed that they have overnight camping so I decided to take a drive around the campsite loops. Boy am I glad I did!

To me, this is as good as it gets. Beautifully maintained campsites, trail heads that start right inside the loops, relative privacy, and the surrounding area has horse back riding, the pacific ocean is a couple of miles away and the nearest town of Felton has a really good Health Food Store for supplies.

The most amazing part of all is that there was virtually no one there the day I went, which was a Sunday. I just feel like this is really a great spot that does not have any of the things I find objectionable from past excursions, noise, tail gaiters, drunks teens, boom boxes, etc.

I even jotted down what I thought were the best looking sites. Sites 15 and 18 being on the shady more nestled secluded wooded side and 40, 78 and 82 being on the ridge side with what I think are the best views I have ever seen directly from a campsite.

Here is a link the booking page and a contact number 831.335.4598

Anyway, I hope to make a jaunt up there soon, Even at 347 miles I think it will be really worth the trip.