Friday, February 13, 2015

This Week in Humboldt Redwoods State Park: Water

This is how one of my favorite groves looked yesterday.
The forest was still filled with the sounds of running water yesterday. Seasonal waterfalls, streams, and water holes were full and flowing, the Eel and it's major tributaries still muddy brown and moving fast. Above is a photo of one of my favorite groves, basically transformed into a swamp. Keep in mind not all groves look like this. This one just happens to carry water through it when it rains significantly. I had to laugh a little when I think about how peaceful this spot is when the ground is covered with fresh sorrel and needles, and how easy it is for Mother Nature to turn it into what appears to be a chaotic mess.

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