Sunday, May 18, 2014

Prairie Creek/Redwood National Park

Another hidden titan. You can just make out the hood of my rain jacket  at the bottom of the photo. I didn't bother with a tape wrap as the base of the tree was too busy with plants and other trees.
Nice, full view of a forest giant
Insane wall of wood
"Sir Issac Newton:" 7th largest redwood in the world. According to Michael Taylor's "Landmark Trees" website, the tree is 299 feet tall with a diameter of 22.5 feet!
Redwood Creek: Just a stunning area of wild beauty
I love the look of the lumpy old growth trees
I dare say there are many places left in these parks where no man has ever set foot. To simply bushwhack to the farthest tree in this photo and back would probably take at least half a day and 10,000 calories. Chances are, a person would break their leg or ankle in the process and never be seen or heard from again.
Drove up to Prairie Creek yesterday to take another look around. Turned out to be a beautiful, warm, sunny day. There were millipedes everywhere, billions of them, all over the forest and roads.

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