Requa California~

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~

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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 แƒ“

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿฆ‹

    1. 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 แƒ“

      1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ

  4. 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

    1. 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 แƒ“

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. 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 แƒ“แƒ“

  7. 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!

    1. 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 แƒ“

  8. 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 youโ€™re having a very special weekend, Cindy! ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒบ

  9. Ahh..I just saw the chunky seals of excellence. Lol! Magnificent shots as always, my friend! (โ—เถธแด—เถธฯƒ)ฯƒเฎฃแƒฆ*

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

    1. 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!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. 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,
    Blessings, โคโคโค

  14. 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 ๐Ÿ’› xK

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