Road trips from SoCal: California
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( Rick E. Martin )
Distance: 690 miles one-way
We headed to Elk Meadow, three miles north of Orick and 45 minutes from Eureka, to elk watch, admire pristine giant redwoods and seize the rutting season discount for a well-equipped cabin in Redwood Adventures Vacation Village. I learned a bit about the elk, the redwoods and myself in the process.
Roosevelt elk inhabit the Pacific coastal rain forests and mountains and are the largest of the North American elk. Elk are kin to deer but larger, graze on grasses rather than legumes and leaves, and communicate more distinctively than deer.
-- Terry Gardner
Read more: Visiting elk country