Friday, January 16, 2015

This Week in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

The Eel River was taking on it's turquoise color once again since the rains have subsided since late December. Another storm arrived today which will probably change the color back to brown.
Sometimes the forest reveals random artifacts from who knows when and for what purpose. This almost seemed like a little memorial spot.
The Scream
For some reason, this tree, and this tree only, is completely covered in bearded lichen. 

Straight and true.
Old Grandfather Tree: Sometimes it's hard to wrap my mind around the fact that some of these trees have been growing here for 1000 to 2000 years, especially now that there is so little old growth left. Here I am, visiting these same trees like an invasive species, walking through this tiny plot that still appears practically untouched, yet there are signs of modern man everywhere around.
I'm really enjoying my new camera, as the pictures look so much more clear than my last one. This week I craved a little more time in the forest before work. I really love this place...


  1. Mark, you should look into a photo editing program. Photoshop Elements is inexpensive an has most of the basic features you'd need. Would bring out more in your photos.

  2. PS: the new camera is a big improvement!

  3. Thanks Michael, I will keep it in mind