I had some extra time today to explore some of the second generation redwood forest along the Navarro River. Although the trees are small, the forest seems to be recovering nicely. The forest floor is lush with redwood sorrel. This was a cool spot because it had a nice, small, sandy beach that led out onto the Navarro River.
Now that the rain has stopped for the time being, the river is taking on that beautiful turquoise color. Even better, I did not see much poison oak along this particular stretch. I found another tick on my body, this time my back, after visiting Montgomery Woods the other evening. I am feeling very paranoid about those hideous insects right now.