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


  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

  2. jbc2789

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

    2017-04-13 19:36:32

  3. Marion

    A good time was had by all. Marion

    2017-04-13 20:55:12

  4. Marilyn

    Love the photos. You have a beautiful family. Marilyn

    2017-04-13 20:56:07

  5. Barbara

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

    2017-04-14 12:51:00

  6. Jessica Gordon

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

    2017-04-14 13:14:25

  7. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you! They really are growing up fast.

    2017-04-14 13:16:44

  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

  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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