The Klamath River Estuary is where the 257 mile Klamath River empties into the sea in the community of Requa California.
Requa is located,
on Yurok Native Land.
Portions of Redwood National Park lie within these Yurok lands.
Jim provides perspective.
This is Northern California wilderness,
centered around the wild Klamath River.
The Yurok’s are California’s largest Native American tribe with a population of nearly 5000.
Their territory extends about 40 miles up river. Click to enlarge and you can see the small community of Requa on the left bank of the river.
Cheers to you from Klamath River and Requa California, in Yurok Country~
For more on Yurok lands & The Klamath River, see:
184 thoughts on “Requa California~”
Extremely beautiful trees. Must be super old and seasoned. We cant see it in this part of the Earth . Thanks for sharing. Amazing and stunning.
I am so pleased you enjoyed and appreciate you letting me know. These trees are ancient gentle giants დ
Yes for sure i have seen in Africa and Amazon but we dont have such trees here in Hong Kong or even in Singapore. This is super splendid view. Its good feast for camera view finder.
Thank you very much & cheers to you დ
Adore the tall trees in forest, they are spectacular Cindy ..
Happy you do Ivor. They are the ultimate gentle giants! დ
When I’m visiting Tasmanian, I love to see the Huon pine forest, they are magnificent …
Another reason for me to return to magical Oz……
Tasmania is a must Cindy ..
California is so beautiful. The first picture almost looks like Hawaii. I would have never left CA if there wouldn’t have been one tiny earthquake when I lived there. This Austrian girl can do avalanches but the earth-shaking underneath me was more than I could handle.
I remember your avalanche story. Scared the beejeezus out of me! Zermatt and an avalance, so scary! დ
Funny how different we react to things we aren’t familiar with. 🙂
So beautiful! Reminds me a lot of British Columbia, but then again, they share the same coast. 🙂
Klamath north up the coast of Canada have wonderful temperate rain forests, lots of fern and moss, and are now bursting with wildflowers! დ
My heart is there, in those redwoods! <3 NorCal is so gorgeous. 🙂
It is indeed and it is cool too! დ
What a beautiful place! And amazing photographs.
Honored you enjoyed & cheers to you დ
In the heat we are experiencing right now, I have only one great desire to go to the West Coast as quickly as possible. Your photos are an inspiration, Cindy.
I am so very sorry about the horrible heat Peter. It is scary and is lasting so long. I do hope you can make it to the coast. It is cool and comfortable here დ
Wonderful place and photos!
So pleased you enjoyed & thank you! დ
Them thar tree’s are humungus Cindy, you wouldn’t want to be near one of those coming down. How does that saying go? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there, does it make a sound. For these one’s…yes…you’d hear it wherever you are in the county 😂 🤣. And I think their ability to grow so large may have something to do with that spiral growth you can see in the bark as you look up the tree. Amazing…as are the photo’s, thank you for sharing 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
Laughing…….. So love this!! Sharing with Jim. We were talking while hiking about that old question about trees falling with no people there…… as if people need to be there for something to make a sound. How self centered is that! The birdies and wild critters would surely hear it, and flee accordingly. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and the smiles it brought us დ
I’m just happy to be able to comment occasionally dear lady. In fact…sssshhhhh…I think I’ve commented on the last few posts and they’ve actually gone through 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣
AMAZING!!! WP gremlins must be resting! 😉
The ancients are awe-inspiring. Just imagine someone in their presence 500, 800 years ago. Imagining the shared sense of wonder over the centuries, over the cultures. Please Humans let’s not eff this up. Great post Cindy. Best, Babsje
Yes. Being in forests of giant redwoods and ancient bristlecone pines is awe inspiring, meditative and calming, as you feel the tangible connection with self, and timeless, ageless, Mother Nature. I so agree with you. Protect our ancient forests and our Mother Earth. Cheers to you & thank you დ
Beautiful country up there.
It is indeed. So completely different than the central and southern coasts
I love the Northern California area and loved the Redwoods. Have not been to Klamath area though. It’s just beautiful from your photos. So peaceful looking.
I love NorCal too. This area is quiet, meditative, uncrowded and incredibly peaceful.
What incredibly beautiful country! Seals are such funny-looking creatures when they’re on land.
These guys are Harbor Seals. They always look fat and happy to me!!! 😉 დ
What an amazing site to see..those trees are so massive.
They are incredible, but we saw even bigger and old growth ones today! დ
Wow! I would love to see these..it’s been years ago when we saw these.
I hope you visit. You will be overwhelmed with natural majesty დ
Wow… So pretty 🙏🌹💯
Happy you enjoyed & thank you დ
Cindy, your photos are so vibrant, I can smell the tall trees and feel the breeze. I haven’t been to that part of California in a few years. I miss it. Breathtaking and magical landscapes that I pray last forever.
I share your prayers Michele and so appreciate your thoughtful comments დ
Thank you Timothy. It is gorgeous and peaceful here დ
Thank you for sharing the beauty of this special place, Cindy. The photos of the trees are especially incredible! It was wonderful to hear about the Yurok people and the link was so interesting to investigate-I wish them great success in continuing to revitalize their language and protect their lands.
I so appreciate your beautiful thoughts and comments. Thank you. I love being here in Yurok lands. It is timeless and ageless and incredibly comforting დდ
You had me going to the map! Stunning and beautiful photographs as always, Cindy.
Awwwww……Thank you so much Bruce. You make me happy I posted დ
Merci beaucoup mon ami Jim დ
The redwoods are always a big hit- I love them!
I love them too!!! Long may they rule! დ
With Jim nearby, it is easier for me to appreciate just how tall those redwoods are! I presume there must be young redwoods growing up in these forests. You have introduced us to some beautiful scenery here!
Yes, there are all ages of redwoods growing in the forests. These aren’t the oldest growth forests which I will post later. This area was particularly beautiful and untraveled though and bursting with wildflowers დ
Thank you, Cindy. I have always wondered about that.
You are most welcome!
A glorious perspective!!! Thank you, Cindy!
Thank you for joining me in the forest Rebecca. You make the experience better დ
Thank you, Cindy, for helping me to travel without travelling! I hope you and your family are all keeping well xxx
So happy you joined me on our virtual hike Liz. Stay and well my friend დ
What a beautiful wilderness! The trees are extraordinary. And those seals are gorgeous.
Awwwww, thank you so much Mandy & be well my friend დ
Oh my! Those Redwoods are astonishing and I love all the photos, as if gazing up into eternity. Felt my spirit float! I long to see them for real one day, until then I will absorb their majestic nature through your images! Hope you’re having a very special weekend, Cindy! 😀🌺
Your thoughtful comments touch my <3 Annika. I am so happy you hiked (and soared) along with me დ
Wow! What spectacular place, Cindy… Thank you for sharing your images, these are truly beautiful.
I am so happy you joined me on this virtual hike Isabel. You made the experience better დ
That is an amazing enlargement
Thank you Derrick. I was just enjoying your lovely garden…. Stay safe & well my friend დ
Ahh..I just saw the chunky seals of excellence. Lol! Magnificent shots as always, my friend! (●මᴗමσ)σணღ*
Sending you thanks sealed with a kiss დ
Thank you! Happy July 4th!
Oh, I have fallen in love with the images. 😙
Awwww…… Makes me happy. Thank you my friend & cheers დ
Wonderful views of the lake. The trees are amazing!
Awwww……. makes my <3 smile! დ
beautiful… I can feel the history and quiet…
Yes. This is exactly how it feels here. Quiet, slow, growing….. დ
So beautiful, 🙂
Yes indeed. Our Mother Nature is precious beyond belief დ
Wonderful photos of a region I visited long time ago and which I like very much.
Thank you! So happy you have been and experienced this magical place დ
This area looks stunningly beautiful. I remember Northern California and Oregon as the most beautiful and lush places I have visited. The Klamath River looks like a wonderful place to walk, boat or swim!
Yes. Agree Brad. These are incredible places to escape the busy world and embrace yourself with nature დ
Truly awesome landscape in the real sense of awesome (that is, awe-inspiring)! Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos, Cindy; I can smell the redwoods from the pictures! 😍
That is incredibly beautiful! I do hope to visit northern California again!
Thank you Ann. I hope your hope comes true! http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2009/hemmeric_nata/Habitat%20and%20Geography.htm
It’s so much like the west coast of Canada Cindy, right down to the giant Redwoods.
Yes, it is so similar and why I keep returning again and again to gorgeous BC and Vancouver Island. You might find this interesting: http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2009/hemmeric_nata/Habitat%20and%20Geography.htm
You sure get around, doan’cha?
Not for the past year and a half……. I feel rusty! დ
Grazie Dani დ
Wow! Beautiful images. I love Redwoods.
Happy you enjoyed and I <3 my friends <3 redwoods დ
Grazie mille დ
Beautiful place and so green! Love the river and those tall trees are amazing! 🙂
Thanks my friend. Very old trees put things in proper perspective დ
Now those are some tall, tall trees!! I love your camera perspective, looking way up into the branches. Kind of makes me feel like I was right there with you!
I felt you there, right next to me დ
It’s beautiful! So peaceful. The river and trees are spectacular!
Thank you. You make me happy I posted. Stay safe & well დ
As usual your shots are marvellous. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Awww, thank you more for your thoughtfulness my friend & stay well დ
So lush and beautiful. I forget how humid California forests can be. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks more for your kind appreciation. And yes, we have temperate rain forests in California დ
How beautiful, Cindy! Thank you!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!
Those seals are huggable!
They look like huggable harbor honeys, but they have teeth and girth. Cheers & hugs to you Resa დ
Beautiful photos, Cindy! I love the California redwoods!
I <3 my friends who <3 redwoods! დ
Sorry, Cindy, but there is no Yurok County. Requa is in Del Norte County. At one time it was in Klamath County but that county was disestablished in 1874. It sure is a beautiful country, though, as are your pictures!
Thanks my friend for the correction and kind words. I corrected the text. Cheers to you დ
Unglaublich, diese Redwood Baumriesen. Liebe Grüsse
Vielen dank mein leiber Freund Ernst დ
Beautiful Nature is around you there.
Wow… Jim tends to “0” versus trees. 🙂
Thank you Alexander and yes these trees put us humans in proper perspective! დ
Grazie mille დ
Cindy, thank you for these lovely photographs!
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Thank you for your kind, thoughtful friendship Charles. You are very much appreciated დ
Are those seals or sea lions?
Smart question. These are harbor seals. The easiest way I tell them apart on land, is that sea lions can stand up on their flippers when they move, and seals just sort of shrug along!! 😉
Ah! Good to know.
Awwww…… Means a lot. Thank you Chandra დ
What wonderful scenery and the redwoods are enormous!
Thank you Clare. These are not the oldest/biggest. The truly old growth forests are gentle giants დ
I would love to see them one day <3
I hope you do. It is a humbling experience with living things so much bigger and so much older than us დ
What a beautiful place, Cindy. I was overwhelmed when I went to Muir Woods to see the redwoods. Love the wee fat seals!
So happy you have experienced a redwood forest Kerry and the chubby-tubby seals are cuties aren’t they! Cheers to you and thanks for stopping by 😉
I was born in San Francisco but left when I was a child that made me long for Redwoods!
I fully understand that. California has so many problems, but she is very hard to leave permanently დ
What a lovely nature and GREAT photography,
I’m in love specially with those so so so beautiful tall and old trees.
Thank you so much for sharing with us all these beauty,
Thank you more for you kind appreciation my friend and cheers to you დ
You captured the majesty of these trees, Cindy! Beautiful rivers.
Thanks much Amy. I was just over at your blog admiring your wonderful captures დ
Such a beautiful place–the scenery, the creatures, and those tall, tall trees!
God’s beautiful creation! დ
Magnificent, just like always. The quality of your pictures is really amazing.
Awww….I feel exactly the same about you Inese. Thank you my friend დ
A feast for the eyes. The redwoods are so beautiful and lush. I’ve just watched a news story about the drought in California, so it’s good to see that some areas are still verdant. I follow a gal on instagram, she’s in the UK and her folk live coastal. I’ve fallen totally in love with the sweet faces of sea lions she’s photographed. They look like puppy dogs of the ocean 💛 xK
Beautiful. Have always dreamt about the Redwoods, of someday making it there. The longest day will have deepest breathes under them. Thanks for sharing Cindy.
I very much hope, and do suspect, your dream will come true დ
Cindy, yes i feel that too 🙂
Imágenes impresionantes. Belleza total
Gracias por compartir. Saludos cordiales desde gran canaria España
Gracias por sus amables comentarios. Saludos en la hermosa Gran Canaria დ
Feliz viernes gracias por su visita a mi Bloger. Saludos
De nada. Tu y tu blog son maravillosos! Que estes bien დ
Gracias bella disfruta el fin de semana😎🌻 un abrazo desde🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨⚘
Abrazos mi amiga დ
Buen comienzo amiga. Saludos cordiales
I love the beautiful trees, I would love to see them!
I <3 people who <3 trees. I hope you do visit sometime დ
Thank you for sharing your beautiful travel photos! I’ve just found your site by googling “Switzerland” and I’m so enjoying all of your photos. Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you more for your very kind appreciation & it is lovely to meet you! Switzerland is stunning დ
The beauty of this place is breathtaking. Very healing to come to your blog – I feel so much joy and wonder. ♥.
You just made me feel healed. Thank you so very much Niki & be well my friend დ
*hugs* =) Always a pleasure Cindy! ♥.
This is one of our country’s treasures. Thank you for bringing it to life, Cindy.
Our country has so many treasures, just waiting to be found. I am thankful you know this Jenny & be well დ
You are so right, Cindy. Thank you!
Honored! Thank you very much დ
WOWSA!! Cindy…these are some very impressive shots of INCREDIBLE landscape! You continue to amaze me with everything you do! Hope all is well…stay safe <3
Thank you so much Lorrie. You are why I love to blog დ
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