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Vacation: Part 10: Elk in Orick: 02/28/07
Over the Presidents' Day weekend we took our first vacation as a family of four. I've been posting photo montages of each place we stopped on my livejournal site but I plan to post a more in depth description of what we did here, one stop per day.
As promised, here is a post I forgot to make. While we were making our trip In the elk viewing field we saw a dozen or so elk cows sitting in the classic circle so that they could watch all the directions for potential problems. The elk were sitting probably a half a football field away from us. Thankfully the camera was able to get good pictures of them! northward we stopped briefly in the Redwood National Park (or possibly Berry Glenn which is just north of Orick) to admire a herd of elk. Across the street from the viewing area we saw three bull elk sitting near a barn. When we saw the road sign pointing towards parking for elk viewing we had to pull over.
The trickiest bit of getting to see the elk was a giant puddle in the dirt road left from the night's rain. My little Civic doesn't have much ground clearance so going through the puddle was nervous making. Since we saw a number of cars on the other side of the puddle we ventured through but we were glad the puddle wasn't any larger or deeper.
While we were there, Sean wanted to take some photographs too. He loves using the camera. After asking him some questions to make sure he remembered how to use it safely I let him have the camera. He and I agreed that he could take five photographs which he promptly did. I've posted some of our photographs on my livejournal site and will eventually get them posted here as well.