I'm going hiking in the Redwoods in a month and I'd like some tips on hiking and backpacking. I've done some research already and have got my wardrobe picked out (lightweight clothes, sun hat, jungle boots), my day pack picked out and weathered in, and some info on how to keep a lunch (everything sealed airtight), but I need some general tips about the area I'm visiting. What are the bugs like in the area? How do I deal with aggressive wildlife should I encounter it? What sort of things should I pack for a few hour hike? Will I need sunblock despite being surrounded mostly by dense forest? I need some area specific advice and I can't find anything online about it so I was wondering if anybody here had anything.