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Betty’s Trip to the Redwoods in Photos

In my last blog I introduced you to Betty Thompson, a 66-year-old woman from Georgia with cerebral palsy, who was about to realize her lifelong dream of seeing the redwoods. In June, Betty and her friends embarked on a weeklong road trip from Los Angeles to Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Follow her journey north from San Francisco to Humboldt Redwoods State Park in the gallery below.

*Photos and quotes courtesy of Trina Baldwin, Betty’s friend and driver on the trip.


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About Save the Redwoods League

Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.



10th Anniversary Climb

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  This week, I celebrated 10 years of coast redwood forest research and had the pleasure of climbing into an old redwood at the Grove of Old Trees in Sonoma County. This little-known forest is where I learned to climb … Continued


Drought Distress

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I stumbled across a sea of sword fern that is showing signs of drought during my annual Fern Watch field campaign last month. Along the Damnation Creek Trail at Del Norte Redwoods State Park, the typically green carpet of sword fern … Continued


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