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Redwoods National Park Adventure - Visiting some of the largest trees on earth! | MOTM VLOG 81

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Redwoods National Park Adventure - Visiting some of the largest trees on earth! | MOTM VLOG 81 In this video we enter California and spend some time in Crescent city and Klamath, exploring the Redwoods National Parks and a really cool place called fern canyon! READ THE BLOG HERE - - http://www.mortonsonthemove.com/travelblog/redwoods-national-state-parks The Redwoods had always been something we’d really wanted to see. My mom still raves about their majesty decades after her visit to them in her pre-parenthood years. We’d seen pictures of course of the huge trees – the men rappelling down them, looking like ants in comparison to this gargantuan tree. ​But – like we’ve found elsewhere in our travels – pictures did not do it justice! Since the park was so long, we started our exploration from Crescent City, CA. We stayed at the Crescent City KOA (link to video review) which was just a few miles from Jedidiah Smith Redwood State Park. Our first stop was at the Visitor’s Center to figure out what we should see and do, and get acquainted with how this partitioned park worked. ​We found the Jedidiah Smith Visitor’s Center seemed a little biased toward their section of the park – which I think is the case for each of the segments! How can you blame them? They loved their trees. ​They recommended that we drive Howland Hill Rd, hike Stout Grove and to Boyscout Tree. HOWLAND HILL ROAD ​This was the first thing we did, and it was amazing. As an introduction to the big Redwood trees, it met and exceeded all of our expectations of Redwoods National Park. Seeing our 1-ton Dually Truck be absolutely dwarfed by the trees gave us chills! STOUT GROVE ​Hiking beneath the canopy of these giants was very different – it could be a beautifully sunny day, but it does not penetrate to the forest floor unless the angle is steep enough. We arrived at the Stout Grove trailhead early in the morning, at the perfect time to have the sunlight stream diagonally through the trees. Everyone on the trail was quiet, walking slowly, gaping in awe. BOYSCOUT TREE TRAIL ​This trail has everything – big trees, lots of trees, and REALLY big trees! The Boy Scout Trail ranks as one of the top showcases of old-growth redwood forests in existence. It is nearly 240ft tall and is a double-stem tree, meaning two trees have fused together, with a combined width of over 23ft. It's big. SLIGHTLY SOUTH We moved slightly south down to Klamath and stayed at Kamp Klamath right on the Klamath River about a mile from where it empties into the ocean. This put us closer to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. We initially wanted to try to hike to Tall Trees where some of the tallest trees in the park are. Hyperion – the tallest tree at 379ft tall - is not too far away. However, the folks at one of the visitors centers pointed out that they are the tallest trees, but not necessarily the biggest/widest, and it is hard to tell how tall they are from the ground – plenty of other “nearly just as big” trees can be found elsewhere in more accessible places. For Tall Trees you need to get a permit, and we were told it’s easy to get. You just have to show up and ask for it. But it was a several mile drive on rough roads that would take a few hours, then a few hour hike out, then back, then a rough drive back. We didn’t have very promising weather during the time period we were there, so we opted to go to ..... ...... READ MORE AT http://www.mortonsonthemove.com/travelblog/redwoods-national-state-parks Thank you for watching our videos! We are the Mortons On The Move and we live full-time in our fifth-wheel RV and travel the country. We blog, vlog, and share our journey on social media. We'd love for you to join us! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mortonsonthemove WEBSITE: http://mortonsonthemove.com FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/mortonsonthemove TWITTER: http://twitter.com/mortsonthemove CONSIDER SUPPORTING US WHEN SHOPPING AMAZON: https://goo.gl/muoK5J or BUYING TRAILER SUPPLIES by checking out our hitch and trailer products website: https://MortonTrailerSupply.com Our Equipment: DJI Mavic: http://amzn.to/2nzjdgI DJI Osmo: http://amzn.to/2iI6tSv Power Director editing software: http://amzn.to/2k9f9l7 Sony Handycam http://amzn.to/2pnPFzc Sony NEX 5R Sony HDR-CX900 http://amzn.to/2pobfmO JK Lapel Microphone: http://amzn.to/2oZLyMU Tascam DR-05 Audio Recorder: http://amzn.to/2olBU6q Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Microphone: http://amzn.to/2oZMGjS Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection: https://mortontrailersupply.com/collections/ultimate-5th-wheel-connection
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Hardcore Gaming (1 month ago)
I liked the way you hike , that's a good close look of the forest , wich looks like a prehistoric landscape ! thnx for sharing.
Clément Pellequer (10 months ago)
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Mortons on the Move (10 months ago)
We might be interested in this. can you send this request over to our email at Mortonsonthemove@gmail.com That would be a better place for us to respond about this. Thanks,
linda bregar (1 year ago)
Don't you love things that make you feel humble. The redwoods make me feel like that! Love the video and seeing how much you love it!
MrEroshan (1 year ago)
For a few precious moments you were Keebler Elves.
Shelia Hicks (1 year ago)
loved the video!
Keep Your Daydream (1 year ago)
Hey there guys. A sub told us you were near Bend. I wanted to see your Redwood video as we did that a couple weeks ago. In Portland now and headed to BC. Nice video. We ended up hiking a trail near the Boysout Trail.
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Hey guys! Would have been neat to connect, were on your tail! although, Whidbey island is as far north as we go this year. Maybe down the road somewhere we will cross paths!
Joe Allen (1 year ago)
We have driven all over the US and Canada and have not made a visit to the redwoods. Awesome video. Thank you!
Explore Everything (1 year ago)
I NEED TO GO TO THE REDWOODS IMMEDIATELY! Another amazing video guys<33
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
:) Thanks!
Freeloader 420 (1 year ago)
I need to roadtrip to Redwood NP. How close did you actually get to the Elk without them getting startled?
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
They walked within feet of the truck and didnt care... We were probably 30-40' from them, didnt want to get any closer :/
Steffanie Pisula (1 year ago)
Wow! That video made me really excited to get to the Redwoods this fall! Can't wait!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
You will love them, they are amazing!
RV Texas Y'all (1 year ago)
Hey y'all! Really enjoyed this video. You found some amazing scenery! Thanks for sharing.
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Thanks!
DnSAdventures (1 year ago)
We were just in Yosemite National Park and kept our eyes open for any 5th wheels with "Mortons on the Move" on it. Looks like we missed you guys :) Must have been a fun drive going down the windy road to get to the park! We just road over in a Prius and all the curves were getting to us :-P. Have fun, great videos!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Lol Thanks! , We actually stayed just outside the park, but just getting there was just as bad... we have done waay more narrow windy mountain roads with the RV recently than we care for. But yes we have moved on...
Taka Yama (1 year ago)
Give a new meaning to Tree Hut™, eh?
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Lol I suppose! :)
Donna Pionke (1 year ago)
Loved seeing the Redwoods again through your eyes!  Beautiful!!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Aww thanks! It is a spectacular place! :)
Lance Miller (1 year ago)
Wow, what a great video!!! You guys are at your best with these types of videos. Just beautiful!!!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Thanks!
Lu's Traveller (1 year ago)
Redwoods are such gorgeous trees, So amazing. Love this video, great shots of all the beautiful trees and ferns!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Thanks!
Elaine J (1 year ago)
Gorgeous video and such wonderful hikes! The trees, the ocean, seals, elk...such diverse flora and fauna! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
It really is a spectacular area !
cmlackey1 (1 year ago)
Oh my how beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
tracy volner (1 year ago)
What kind of hiking shoes do you use?
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Hmm, Toms got a pair or Vasques and Cait has an off brand (lake of the woods) that just fit her well. Gotta have good ankle support.
Carl Key (1 year ago)
Beautiful scenery!!!
Labojoesky (1 year ago)
1:33 bat piss in the mouth... 😂😂😂
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Lol, Hope not!
Charlie Charlie (1 year ago)
Excellent, gorgeous video. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.
Louisiana Girl (1 year ago)
Incredibly beautiful, the size of that tree was amazing! great video, thanks for sharing.
Light Up The Truth (1 year ago)
Absolutely beautiful video!!!!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Thank you!
Kimberly W. (1 year ago)
I loved the redwoods so much! Can't wait to go back. 😋
R S (1 year ago)
You guys put together a fantastic video looking forward to more
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Thanks!
George Sears (1 year ago)
Nice video. It seemed pretty empty out there, but when I checked a couple of campgrounds they seemed completely booked up. What's the secret? Any boondock stuff around there? Seems like the world is full of unhappy people, people who think nothing can ever be right. And somehow you guys seem almost goofy happy. Keep it up.
George Sears (1 year ago)
Thanks. November. That kind of figures. I’m sure you must have some doubts. I’ve looked at a lot of your videos and I like the discipline you bring to things. You could probably fashion a solid video channel with a bit more focus. I noticed that Long Long Honeymoon is trying to transition to Patreon. They have a nice catalog of videos, a bit of a brand. I don’t know if Amazon links can ever work. You have to have a core group of people with a similar commitment. On YouTube, people take you for granted. I’m fascinated by where all this personal video is going. The equipment has moved so quickly. Anyway, all the best. Happy is good.
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Lol Thanks! I think we are pretty average happy level, but we prefer to share the happy side of life most of the time :) We were there in November and It was the slow season so there was lots of availability. Not much boon docking opportunities or we would have done it. Stayed at crescent city KOA and Kamp Klamath.
Bill Anderson (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing your beautiful videos. I would be too worried about tics to fo out into elk territory. What did you two do to prepare for tics, and after being outside what did you do to inspect yourselves?
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Yea ticks were a problem while we were there, Wore bug repellent pants but still pulled a few off that were crawling on us... dont think any bit tho.
Great Lakes Doug (1 year ago)
awesome sense of adventure and beautiful footage of the scenery. thanks for sharing.
Mark Caudill (1 year ago)
Pretty cool video, looks like an awesome place to spend some time.
David Smith (1 year ago)
I was so lucky growing up in this area you guys are going through the area I was able to play and explore in as a child! ;-)
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Yea you were, So awesome!
Joseph Brown (1 year ago)
A great video of what you can find with a little exploration. I didn't think Jurassic Park was filmed there but in Hawaii. Star Wars episode 6 was filmed in that area. It was Endor with the Ewoks!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
Yea we just read that on a sign there.. not sure what exact movies were shot where.
Van of Discovery (1 year ago)
wow amazing
Weekend Loving Gypsy (1 year ago)
That was absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing
Allan Warmflash (1 year ago)
very cool guys thank you safe travels
Suzanne Hight (1 year ago)
Oh, wow, that brings back such great memories! We tent-camped in that area in 1998 (at Crater Lake, Oregon and Jedediah SP), and we visited Fern Canyon as well. In fact, just this week I spent a couple of hours scanning/digitizing all our photos from that trip, so it was fresh on my mind. Thanks for bringing back those memories of one of our absolute most favorite camping trips!
Mortons on the Move (1 year ago)
I can understand why! Sure is beautiful!

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