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Today’s big adventure was a hike through Fern Canyon, along the Old Logging Road Trail to see the Pygmy Forest. We’ve been told that the Pygmy Forest is quite interesting – a natural growth of miniature, bonsai-like trees. The Fern Canyon trail was very nice – cool, quiet, and green with a small creek running along one side. The same could not be said for the Old Logging Road Trail. Of course, one shouldn’t expect an old logging road to be very scenic, but we figured it would be worth it to see the Pygmy Forest. Wrong again. While some may have seen fascinating natural bonsai trees, we saw shrubs – rhododendrons, azaleas and a few unfamiliar, scraggly things that sorta looked like small trees. At least we didn’t pay for it. Well, that’s not entirely true. The 1.5 miles of the Old Logging Road Trail was all uphill at a roughly 5 degree grade.

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