Walk among the redwoods on a weekend trip to the Santa Cruz Mountains

The roads in the Santa Cruz Mountains are made for, well, cruising. The dips and turns, made even more challenging when giant redwoods throw shade, require high-alert driving. Still, this was as taxing as it got for my husband and me on a getaway to this redwood-rich region last year. We began in Santa Cruz, where the drama of the Central Coast takes on a new dimension with the statuesque coast redwood. The formal name for these trees, which inhabit a mostly coastal stretch from Central to Northern California and into southern Oregon, is Sequoia sempervirens — not

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