Everyone has seen Jurassic Park right? I guess this is common knowledge, but parts of Jurassic Park 2 The Lost World and certain scenes of Star Wars Return of the Jedi were filmed in Northern California. We sure do have plenty of canyons and trees. Someone told us that we had to go check out Fern Canyon (which is partially how we found Gold Bluff Beach since they are off the same dirt road) so we added that to our to-do list.
I wish that we had more time to spend there because I feel like we could have explored there all day. It had been pretty hot out at the beach and as soon as we began the trail for Fern Canyon the temperature dropped like 10 degrees. It was a hot sunny day but it was cool and shady in the canyon and all of the ferns were blowing in the wind, it was so refreshing and eerily beautiful.
Does this look familiar? :)