Saturday, May 24, 2014

Redwoods in the Spring

Where Bull Creek connects to the Eel River. For two years I've wondered about this spot. It's not difficult at all to see it, I've just never made the opportunity to make it happen.
Full moon rising above Dyerville
A nice large redwood with a cbh of 47 feet, 8 in. I looked through this area a couple years ago and never saw this giant hiding in the forest.

Fascinating canopy structure
46 feet, 5 inch cbh
44 feet, 9 inch cbh
50 foot, 10 inch cbh, including a couple of small burls.

44 feet, 3 inch cbh

41 feet, 10 inch cbh
Stunning big leaf maple tree in Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
I've had several opportunities to visit the redwoods the last couple of weeks. Here are a few more photos.


  1. Mark, the one tree you have above with the firecave on the backside, near the ave of the giants is one of my favorite trees. Ive been to see it a few times. Around 48ft CBH I think and beautiful blazing red, pretty gnarly too. Its really neat to see you finding a lot of the same trees I've come across in my journeys.

  2. It is an awesome tree isn't it John? It's funny how each tree has a different look to it and you can start recognizing them as individuals. Just recently, I stopped by the Redwood National Park visitor center and looked at a couple of the old historic photos hoping to recognize a tree or two. Wasn't able to do it, maybe I'll stop by HRSP visitor center and check out their historical pics if they have any...