Breaking For Home

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Pelican Bay National Park | 4 Comments

First Light At Yontocket

We have a photography rich environment close to home: redwoods, dunes, wild rivers, rocky shores and wetlands. This  fog touched image is near one of those unnamed wetlands that help the lower Smith River breathe.


Yontocket Cemetery

This shot was taken nearby at Yontocket. Yontocket was the site of an Indian massacre in 1853 and is now a Tolowa Indian burial ground.


Coastal Plains

The coastal plains supports more than wetland and wildlife. Beyond the row of low trees that mark the meandering Smith River, there is a ribbon of farmland. 99% of all Easter Lily plants start their lives here as bulbs. The bulbs are are grown to specific sizes then shipped out to greenhouse growers all over North America. Normally Easter Lilies bloom in the summer but growers make sure to hit the moveable Easter holiday with a spring bloom.

Yontocket, California. Camping can be found in either Crescent City, CA or Brookings, OR

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Yontocket, California. Camping can be found in either Crescent City, CA or Brookings, OR
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  1. Becky
    September 3, 2013

    The fog is breathtaking. What a beautiful photo op and capture!! Magazine worthy!

  2. Heather Meyer
    September 3, 2013

    Incredible photographs as usual!

  3. Lynn Goodman
    September 4, 2013

    More memories for us….they just add to the recent “home sickness” we felt while reading the local newspaper recently……..although I must add, we’ve never heard of Yontocket!! Perhaps a price we pay for working most times 24/7!

  4. Lynda
    September 6, 2013

    Thanks for introducing me to something here in my very own state that I wasn’t aware of. Looks like something we could take in on our way to Brookings, perhaps?


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