Redwood Country

Travelling along the western stretch of Highway 128 after passing through the rolling hills of beautiful Anderson Valley with its many wineries lining the route, we suddenly entered the Navarro River Redwoods State Park, and drove along an eleven-mile-long avenue of these impossibly tall and magnificent trees.

We found a place to park and walked a few yards into the forest.

Looking up through the branches, they seemed to reach way into the sky. Redwood trees are the tallest trees in the world, standing between 280 and 325 feet tall. Thick reddish brown bark covers the tree’s trunk which can span as much as 8 to 20 feet in diameter.

Look how small I am against this giant of a tree trunk. I hardly reach up to its ankles.

I have a few more photos taken at this place, but will post them later this week.

57 comments on “Redwood Country

  1. The Redwoods are an unforgettable sight! They can leave you with
    a feeling of insignificance.
    Thanks for bringing back some great memories Sylvia!
    Wonderful photos, it must have been special.

    • Their root system is quite shallow, but they have very long roots which apparently become intertwined with roots from neighboring trees which makes them stronger. I’m sure that in a hurricane they could be blown over though.

  2. Glad to see you had a chance to experience the redwoods. Oddly enough we are headed down in that direction, but apparently our timing is off. 😦

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