Photblog Saturday - Old Growth Redwoods - Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Sometimes you have to stop and just stand in awe at the things that mother nature makes.  I went camping a few weeks ago in Big Basin Redwoods State Park in California, and this is what we get to see!

Big Basin

My son and I propped my camera on a post and ran over to take a picture.  It was a chilly morning, but since there was parking I was able to pull my truck over and snap this picture!

Big Basin

I took my camera and snapped this picture of the top of the tree...   So if you think of both pictures at the same time, you can see how tall and HUGE the trees are.

There are only a few patches of forest out this way that are considered "old growth" forests...  The survived the logging that occurred when the west was built up.

If you are ever in the area, it is well worth the trip!

-Chris Alston

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Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

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Cupertino, CA 95014

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Kevin J. May
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Chris, funny how when it rains it pours.  It's been reminder after reminder this week about those beauties.  I have to make a point and get out there to see them up close and be in awe.  Wow!  

Sep 10, 2011 07:51 PM #7
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Nice pictures Chris.  I too was going to mention Calaveras Big Trees state park, but Meryl beat me to it.  We do have some beautiful scenery here in Ca.

Sep 10, 2011 08:31 PM #8
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Pat Fenn
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I remember as a child seeing the redwoods and being incredible struck by their size.   Somewhere there is a picture of me standing in the trunk of one as well.

Sep 10, 2011 08:48 PM #9
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Good evening, Chris. Redwoods are one of nature's awesome spectacles...

Sep 10, 2011 09:19 PM #10
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Chris- I've never seen the Redwoods in person but it is something I do want to see.  Awe-inspiring. 

Sep 10, 2011 10:15 PM #11
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Chris ~ what awesome photos!  I love what Mother Nature does and how beautiful it truly is.

Sep 10, 2011 11:02 PM #12
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These are incredible. I'm in awe at the size of them. Any idea of how old these trees are?

Sep 10, 2011 11:23 PM #13
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Chris~ That is one Mammoth tree! Zoikes!

Sep 11, 2011 12:00 AM #14
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Amazing pictures Chris! This is something your son will one day look back on and remember.

Sep 11, 2011 01:13 AM #15
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Hi Chris, we have old, old photos of my family seeing this park and these venerable trees.  Your son will never forget this.  I hope they are around when its time for him to take his children to see them.

Sep 11, 2011 08:47 AM #16
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Thanks for sharing your experience and your photographs.

I hope you are having an outstanding weekend.

"September 11th has been designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Americans across the country will come together to honor the victims of 9/11 and to reaffirm the strength of our nation with acts of service and charity." - Barack Obama

 Life is good!

Kentlands photograph by Roy Kelley.

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Chris, wow what great shots and those trees....another Wow! We have two Sequoia Redwood trees in our front yard that I cannot put my arms around. How proud we are to have these ancient beings standing guard for us. They are massive and beautiful! Thanks for bringing these friends of yours for us to see!

Sep 11, 2011 09:47 AM #18
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We definitely need to stand in awe of the beauty which so often surrounds us. Great pictures Chris.

Cal

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Chris,  That is one incredible tree.  So glad you and your son take these opportunities to get out and enjoy mother nature and each other.  I have yet to make it out to see the bid Redwoods but I have got to put it on my bucket list. 

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Stacey - We did!!! :)

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Sharon - I bet!!!!  So crazy big!

Sep 12, 2011 07:15 PM #23
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Myrl - That picture is HUGE!!! Wow!!!! :)

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Fred - I did!!!

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OOooooo!  Thanks Chris!

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