Saturday, October 15, 2011
I made it to the Redwoods on a weekend, of course. As I speed-hiked my way down the path, trying to get as far as possible from the crowds, I saw a couple walking just as fast, also trying to get away. This is a couple from New Orleans. They own land in Alabama, where the man hunts and burns brush. He's an engineer. They have three kids. We hiked for 7.5 miles. I had no map and would have probably gotten very lost if not for them. The Redwoods here were pretty, but not nearly as spectacular as I imagined...especially after seeing the Sequoias.