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Geiger Lookout Wayside Park

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P.S. Excuse me for the nonchalant face.. It was a stolen shot and I am afraid of heights.. Haha..

From Lake Tahoe, we decided to go to Virginia City and then go to Reno, Nevada..
Through our journey of zigzag roads, we decided to stop by this wonderful place called Geiger Lookout Wayside Park..
It is a great place to pause and take a moment to appreciate the overlooking view of Nevada.

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So happy we went there at a perfect timing– when the skies are ready to display their beautiful colors.. ‚̧

Just a warning, you need to climb a (not so) steep stairway and it is a bit scary for a person like me who has fear of heights..
Plus it was covered with snow so imagine how I felt! Haha..

 

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However, the view afterwards is magnificent!
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So if ever you’ll pass by Geiger Road, don’t miss this wonderful place..

For people with fear of heights, to be honest it was only a few steps¬†to reach the top so please don’t be afraid to visit this place.. ūüôā

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View in front..

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View at the back..

Trivia
The Geiger Grade [is] a twisting mountain road built in 1862 to haul silver from the Comstock Lode. The road gets its name from Davison M. Geiger, a local physician who financed its construction. Daredevils with four-wheel-drive vehicles still take the old grade. But most drivers should stick to the newer Geiger Grade (built in 1936), Highway 341. Cutting through the same scenic area, it begins in the valley south of Reno off Highway 395 and winds its way through a rocky landscape dotted with junipers. At the 4.6-mile point there’s a turnout with spectacular views of the Sierra and a plaque paying tribute to Dr. Geiger. Down toward the valley, you’ll see the old, snaking, unpaved route. The new road curls over the mountains and south into historic Virginia City. It was once a rough town, but these days it’s a pretty nice place to stay.–¬†AAA Via MagazinePhoto 10-2-16, 2 31 12 PM

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Photo 3-2-16, 4 35 30 PMI was sleeping in the car on our way home from church when my cousin woke me up and informed me that we will go to the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
I have to admit, at first, I was not too interested.
I¬†was thinking- “It is just a park with giant trees, what is so interesting?”
Don’t get me wrong, I love nature.
But I am more into water sceneries like oceans, beaches or lakes..
Trees? Not really a fan.

So we went to the park not looking forward to seeing something great— I was wrong.
I didn’t think I’ll be in awe because of these Redwood trees.
They are really GIANTS and some are even older than our Lord, Jesus.
If I may add more information about Redwood Trees, 2 of the 3 species of Redwood Trees are from California, USA while the other type is found in China (Wikipedia on Redwood Trees).

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is one of the Redwood parks in California.
There are a lot of things you can do in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
Hiking, Fishing, River Crossing, ride a train at Roaring Camp Railroads, etc.
However, due to time constraint, we were only able to visit the Redwood Grove Loop Trail & the museum.
But I must say, visiting the trail was more than enough to appreciate the park.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Redwoood Grove Loop Trail Brochure
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Can you believe that it came from a tree that grew more than 2,200 years ago?

Taking photos is a must!
But because the trees are really tall, my advise is for you to use the panorama function of your phone’s camera.
It will help you capture how big these trees are!
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The museum is a small one but you will definitely learn something there.


Although we didn’t ride the Roaring Camp Train, we managed to see the Roaring Camp.


It was a nice experience.
Again, another chance to marvel¬†God’s creation.
If you like nature and if this post made you curious about Redwood trees, I suggest you visit a¬†Redwood Park near you. ūüėä

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Website

Operating Hours
Day Use Area: Sunrise to Sunset
The Visitor Center is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily.
The Nature Store opens daily at 10 am and closes at either 6 pm or sunset, whichever comes first.

Day-use Entrance Address
101 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018