After Southern Oregon we took a drive down the north coast of California to visit my parents in Mendocino and see my mother give a reading from her newly published poetry book (from March Street Press). Before Diana and I left the kids and took off for the Canadian Rockies, we had some time for a family hike, and I pushed for Russian Gulch State Park, in part so that I could take a photo of the bridge that now adorns the Wikipedia article on the park. But it was a very pretty hike, with a waterfall at the end, and I took some other photos as well, and even kept a few of them. Gallery here.

Young redwoods in Russian Gulch State Park, California