Stout Grove :: Visiting the Coastal Redwoods

by | Apr 13, 2017 | Field Trips, Nature, Pacific Ocean | 10 comments

After the boys’ high school golf tournament, we made one last stop before heading back home. I always love visiting the Redwoods! It had been awhile since our last visits to Stout Grove (here and here) and a first for our youngest two. I haven’t been able to walk much the past month or so (due to some issues I’m having with my hips/spine/joints – most likely from when I broke my tailbone combined with the added pregnancy weight) but my current weekly visits to the physical therapist/chiropractor have been making a big difference and I was so happy to be able to walk the beautiful loop trail through these colossal 300-foot+ ancient coastal redwoods! 


“Even the Shamrocks here are huge!”
 
 
 

 
“We are making a triceratops!” 

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

10 Comments

  1. Jessica

    Alas, these posts make me miss home–I grew up not far from there. Have you taken your family to Fern Canyon? It could be a bit dicey with all of the rain right now–there are a few streams you have to drive through–but it is spectacular!

    2017-04-13 18:35:04

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  2. jbc2789

    Great pictures! They really show how fast your kids are growing up!

    2017-04-13 19:36:32

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  3. Marion

    A good time was had by all. Marion

    2017-04-13 20:55:12

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  4. Marilyn

    Love the photos. You have a beautiful family. Marilyn

    2017-04-13 20:56:07

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  5. Barbara

    Gorgeous pictures — the real thing must be surreal. Easter blessings to you and yours.

    2017-04-14 12:51:00

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  6. Jessica Gordon

    No, we haven't! Thank you for the recommendation!

    2017-04-14 13:14:25

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  7. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you! They really are growing up fast.

    2017-04-14 13:16:44

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  8. Jessica Gordon

    There is nothing like walking through the Redwoods. It really is surreal! Some of these trees are estimated to be 2,000+ years old, dating back to the time of Christ!

    2017-04-14 13:27:52

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  9. Melanie

    Your big kids are so big now! Twinkle Toes especially looks a lot older to me. <3

    2017-04-14 21:38:47

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  10. Guest

    Wow!

    2017-04-15 03:36:33

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