Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

 Drove up to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park on Monday to take another look around. I'm still barely getting my bearings, and haven't really begun to see what all is here. You can get lost all day in one small spot.

This monster had a circumference of 56 feet, one inch. A family could live on the inside.

Found these acorns deep inside a fire cave in a large redwood. Reminded me of the acorns I saw in the caves in New Mexico. Left by a human or rodent?
I don't even know what is going here. An enormous cluster of redwoods.
View of cluster from the opposite side.
View from inside of a redwood tree, looking out.

Giant, recently fallen Douglas Fir.
Someone took the time to count the rings. One estimate puts the tree's age at 670 years old. Another estimates 1,049 years!
Great news, we are finally getting some rain up here. It's been an unbelievably dry winter so far. We are going to need a lot more in the coming months...


  1. How far off trail is that 56-foot circumference giant?

  2. That one was right along the trail James. As far as I can tell, there are monster trees like that one along all of the trails in the park. Just pick a spot or a trail and you are guaranteed to be blown away.