Monday, July 20, 2009

Boy Scout Tree Trail

Boy Scout Tree
Originally uploaded by TheTurducken
On our final day, we drove north to Jedediah Smith State Park and did a scenic drive-though and hike. Howland Hill Road is a gravel road but well worth doing to see some magnificent trees. While there, we hiked the 2.8-mile (one-way) Boy Scout Tree Trail hike. The photo is of me in front of said tree. The tree splits higher up, so it can be fancied to resemble the Boy Scout hand sign. The park is very beautiful, not only with redwoods but with the scenic Smith River.

While hiking, we narrowly missed seeing a bear. We were on our way out when we ran into two park employees who had been hiking faster than us, chatting with some German visitors who were coming from the other direction. They had come upon a black bear in the trail at the same time, who had then ambled off. The ranger said she had never seen a bear in the park before, although of course she know they are around.


Don Deakins said...

Send your email address to and I'll send you some info on Cain Creek. Later,
Don Deakins

M. D. Vaden of Oregon said...

Have not seen a bear there, but did see a photo posted on by someone, of a bear next to the Smith River across from the campground.

We saw 3 mountain lions in Redwood National Park last year.


M. D. Vaden of Oregon