Thursday, June 25, 2009

Big-Ass Trees

Redwoods are really big trees. I knew this. I'd heard about them, read about them, seen them on tv. Even so, I was still stunned by how big they were in person, and just how much space they took up. As we drove through Humboldt Redwood State Park, it was crazy seeing these gigantic trees whipping by on both sides of the road.

It is even crazier to see them closeup, tho...they're just immense, and so tall, that there's not really any branches around you, since most start at least 40 feet up. It's pretty much open space with gigantic trees every 20 or 30 feet.

I saw these in Humboldt Redwood State Park a few days ago. We're lurking in Bend, OR today and pushing east to Missoula, MT tomorrow.

1 comment:

A, E, e, a said...

so cool. glad you saw some big trees. Any pictures of you standing at the base of a tree with a goofy grin on your face? Everyone gets that shot in a Redwood Forest...Hope you're having fun.