|Couldn't ask for nicer winter days along the North Coast|
|Big Stump: HRSP|
|Large redwood with poison oak vines|
|Space shuttle redwood|
Last night on the way home from work, I decided to stop by the Avenue of the Giants for a moment before the full moon came up. I have forgotten just how dark the forest gets at night. When I turned off my car and shut off the lights, a small wave of anxiety entered my being when I stepped away from my vehicle. It was pitch black. I could easily imagine getting disoriented just a few feet away from one's vehicle, and being unable to find it. It was that dark! I believe the rains are returning on Friday...