On the final day of March, our good friend Al arrived for a visit all the way from Michigan. We had a wonderful time exploring the coast and redwood forests near our house. We drove the "Wildcat," which is a twisty, turny road that goes south to the Mattole River and the Lost Coast. Along the way, we saw the "Triple Junction", (two photos below) an earthquake-prone spot where three continental plates merge. The spot is a massive, jagged, rock island that juts out from the ocean floor just offshore.
We also explored several local redwood forests. Most notably was Humboldt Redwood State Park, Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek State Park. At Prairie Creek was saw the "Corkscrew Tree," (below) an amazing twisted giant of a redwood.
To top off the visit, we spent as much time as we could admiring the rugged, windswept coast just north of our home. The weather was wild with storms and wind, but also brilliant sun. Thanks for an awesome visit, Al!