Looking over the Redwood Creek valley - you can see the Redwood creek gravel bar near the middle of the photo. We camped two night on the gravel bar in different spots.
Looking mostly south from the Redwood Creek Overlook - I think that is Rogers peak in the distance
Junction with the Dolason Prairie Trail - our original plan - but it was changed slightly when we got our permits - it made our first day quite a bit shorter.
Sarah looking shocked at the trail junction.
Kind of typical tread in the upper parts of the Emerald Ridge Trail - we just started to see a few smaller redwoods in here
Started seeing a few more redwoods - and they were getting bigger Emerald Ridge Trail
Started seeing a few more redwoods - and they were getting bigger - Emerald Ridge Trail - Kirk for scale
Got down to Redwood creek and started looking for a campsite
Wading the Redwood creek to find our campsite - the water was surprsingly warm
Looking north down Redwood Creek (downstream) from where the Emerald Ridge trail intersected the creek.
Looking upstream Redwood creek - a bit upstream from our first night campsite
Our first night campsite on Redwood creek
My tent at our first night campsite on Redwood creek
Our first night campsite on Redwood creek - someone build a nice little bench
Looking downstream from our campsite in the morning
Crossing redwood creek upstream from our camp. We crossed the creek several times as we made our way north.
A beautiful pool on Redwood Creek
Heading north on Redwood creek - the gravel bar is very wide most of the way
Another camper on the gravel bar as we travelled north on Redwood creek
Getting near the "Tall Trees Grove" - it is at the end of the straight stretch.
One of the big clumps of trees in the tall trees grove