For more than 50 years, the Trees of Mystery in northern California have beckoned many travelers driving along U.S. Highway 101 about 36 miles south of the Oregon border.
My first visit was back in the mid-60s. I was impressed then, as I was on my most recent visit, with the awe-inspiring ancient trees towering above the accessible paved trails that wind through the forest.
In addition to the remarkable old-growth trees that resemble candelabras and cathedrals, there is a series of whimsical giant sculptures including the 49-foot-tall statue of mythic logger Paul Bunyan and his 35-foot sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox.
Read more about the Trees of Mystery in an item I posted on RV Short Stops.
Photos: Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox welcome visitors to the Trees of Mystery near Klamath, Calif.(Julianne G. Crane)