Redwood Photography Tour in California

Study Photography in California

The redwood tree found in the western United States is the tallest tree species on the planet. Their existence is threatened by human land use, climate change, and forest fires. Volunteer with an environmental group for a day while on your journey to study photography in California to add an impact to your trip.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Today you’ll arrive in San Francisco, one of the largest cities in northern California. Your guide will collect you from the airport and deliver you to your hotel where you will have a short time to get settled in before heading out on the town. The group will enjoy a cable car ride this afternoon for incredible views of the bay and surrounding waterfront. Once you arrive at the water, you’ll visit the famous Fisherman’s Wharf for exploring and dinner. 

This morning the group will board a bus for the 6-hour drive north to Crescent City, a common jumping-off point for viewing the famous redwood trees. Crescent City will serve as the group’s base camp for the rest of the week. Once you arrive, you’ll have a few hours of daylight left to explore the community and its stunning coastal vistas. 

This morning, your exploration of Redwoods National Park will begin at the visitor’s center in Crescent City. Here you’ll learn more about the park and its famous trees. The group will travel the Howland Hill Road in the park for a scenic drive. Buses are not allowed on the route, so the group will venture into the park in smaller vehicles. Along the way, you’ll see massive redwoods on both sides of the road. There will be plenty of overlooks for pictures, and trailheads if the group would like to hike deeper into the forest. 

Day four in the region is all about hiking. Your guide will lead you on a 10-mile hike on the James Irvine Trail. On the hike, you’ll travel through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. You’ll encounter redwoods on the trail that measure more than 18 feet in diameter. After about four miles on the James Irvine Trail, you’ll meet up with another path called the Fern Canyon Trail leading you to glorious vistas of the Pacific Coast.

After a full day of hiking yesterday, the group will stay in Crescent City today for a bit of individual exploring. You might consider heading to the Battery Point Lighthouse, one of two lighthouses in Crescent City. The lighthouse can be accessed during low tide and climbing to the top offers a fantastic view of the coast. Crescent City also has a cute downtown core with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. 

Today the group will board a raft for a float trip down the Smith River. There of plenty of redwood forest views from the raft and the river is full of several species of salmon. You’ll spend the whole day on the water learning about the area’s ecosystem from your knowledgeable guide. 

The group will be back aboard the bus again today as it departs Crescent City to return to San Francisco. Once you arrive, your guide will deliver you to the airport to catch your flight home. You’ve had an adventurous week exploring Redwoods National Park and the surrounding area. Something about giant trees will make you feel like a little kid again. 

Eco adventures to study photography in Redwoods National Park and the Pacific Coast of California will leave you astounded by the immense beauty in this part of the world. You’ll see the tallest trees in the world, abundant marine life, stunning vistas and so much more on this trip.


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