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Big Basin State Park

Although just a short distance from Silicon Valley, Big Basin State Park could be another world, and not just over the hill.



Saturday, July 24, 2010

Straight and Tall

Image or picture of tall redwood trees at Big Basin using the Olympus SP-510UZ scaled down for web display.

The coastal redwoods natually thrive in a few areas of Northern California. One location is Big Basin, over the hill, and west southwest of Silicon Valley.


More Tall Redwoods

Image or picture of coasta redwoods using the Olympus SP-510UZ scaled down for web display.

The redwoods we see in this picture are as we see them from a comfortable picnic area in Big Basin State Park.


Fire Survivor

Image or picture of fire surviving coastal redwoods tree at Big Basin using the Olympus SP-510UZ scaled down for web display.

At the base of this redwood we see fire damage, though the tree clearly survived. Forest fires are part of the natural life-cycle of the coastal redwoods.


This is a Small One

Image or picture of a small redwood tree using the Olympus SP-510UZ scaled down for web display.

This is a smaller redwood at the base.


This One is Larger

Image or picture of a larger coastal redwood tree using the Olympus SP-510UZ scaled down for web display.

The tree we see here is obviously much larger and older too. The other interesting part of this one is that this tree has been really damaged. In fact you can walk in at the base.


Looking Up

Image or picture of a large coastal redwood tree using the Olympus SP-510UZ scaled down for web display.

This is the same tree as in the prior picture. While the crack goes upward, and show eveidence of fire damage, you can see that the tree itself is still very much alive.


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