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Monday, September 26, 2011

Exploring the Gualala River via Gualala Point Regional Park

Recently Rick and I and our Golden Retriever, Huckleberry, explored the east side of Gualala Point Regional Park. There is a small but beautiful campground there, nestled up against the Gualala River. Using our annual day pass, we parked near the campground and headed east on a narrow trail. Just a few steps into the forest felt like we had entered another world.

Here is a photo of a Douglas-fir that grew over a Redwood stump. I've never seen the roots of a Douglas-fir growing above ground before.
And we found this old, knobby California Bay tree. Elves could live here!
We then came to the Gualala River and in went Huckleberry.

Life is good when you are a Golden Retriever getting wet!
Here's a link to a beautiful sunset taken at the park.


Frank Drouillard said...

What a fine place to visit, especially for people with dogs. That place alone makes the Sonoma County Park passes worth the annual fee.

My word for verification was "frunc." Sounds like me after one of Rick's Gin and Tonics.

Jeanne Jackson said...

Yes, the Sonoma County annual pass really works well for us. It also gives entrance to all the Sea Ranch public access trails.

I thought frunc was you after one of Rick's martinis!