Monday, April 7, 2014

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

A feast for the senses
Trillium Falls

Douglas Fir and fern
Pick any place in the park and you are bound to find titans looming in the forest
Drury Tree: 12th Largest Coast Redwood in the World. 275 feet tall diameter 20 feet, 8 in. Circumference 65 feet, 3 in. 30,103 cubic feet
One of the largest trees I've ever wrapped a tape around. I had a circumference at breast height of 70 feet, 1 in. I don't think it was accurate. Circumference most likely in mid to upper 60 feet range. Enormous, ancient looking tree. You can just make my head and backpack in lower left of trunk.
Drove up to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park again over the weekend and covered a little more ground. It doesn't matter where you go here, there are gigantic trees to be found in any spot it seems. The trees look so much taller here for some reason, even though the data doesn't seem to suggest that. I'm not sure why that is. The trees along the Drury Parkway seem so much taller than the Avenue of the Giants. Perhaps the crowns are just more majestic or something. I've been getting a lot of headaches lately from straining my neck looking upward. Not sure what to do about that...


  1. hi Mark,
    it's Terra from Ukiah, I take it from your photos that you are still in the Eureka area. (they are gorgeous!) I am coming up to the Humboldt area for a couple weeks, mostly I'll be out in Maple Creek but it'd be nice to see you! I'm pretty sure I owe you breakfast & infinite coffee at some funky diner. (May also be redeemed for beers at the brewery, or a walk in the redwoods.) I lost my phone so I ain't got your number anymore...if you have mine, send me a message, or we could communicate via your comments boxes. Hope yr well!


  2. Hey Terra! I'll give you a call this weekend!

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