|Notice the sign says not even little dogs are allowed. Mom thought that was funny.|
|See the clumps that look like dead leaves? Those are butterflies. Mom expected to see closer clumps.|
|Here is a lone butterfly.|
|Those are butterflies. The folks saw a lot flying around, but Mom couldn't get decent pictures of them.|
The folks hoped to attend a tour but it started to rain, so they figured there was no point since the butterflies would remained huddled up.
While they were at the park, they learned that the $10 entrance fee they paid allowed them to visit as many state parks as they wanted in the same day. They decided to drive to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park which was only about 10 miles away.
They watched a video about the park and then headed out to explore. They really enjoyed seeing the large trees, but found the photos do not really show you the size.
|This tree was cut down in 1934. It was 2,200 years old!|
|You can see how big it is with Dad in the photo.|
The Fremont Tree has a record of 81 people being inside the base of it. There is a video on YouTube showing it. It was too dark inside to get a good picture of the inside though. The outside didn't look different than any of the other trees. In 1846, John C. Fremont and legendary scout, Kit Carson camped in the tree's fire-hollowed base.
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