Summer vacation part 2: The Redwoods

After our late night at the theatre in Ashland, we headed south to Hwy 101 and camped outside Crescent City, Ca for a few nights, driving down into the redwood forests for day hikes.

I wondered if the trees I saw as a child would seem less magnificent now, if the great kauri forests in New Zealand would cast a hemispheric shadow on the giant sequoias, if my adulthood would keep me from the sense of awe I remember from nearly three decades ago. I was delighted to find the same quiet majesty and rare mixture of permanence and vitality.

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This was taken inside a burned-out but still-living tree.

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The clear water of the Smith River.

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