A Walk Among the Giants

“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It's not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.”
 - John Steinbeck

It was a day to walk among these giants. Blue skies and cool temps. They are amazing. The size of these trees never ceases to amaze me. The other moss covered trees, the ferns, the filtered sunlight give it a surreal feel. The quiet of the forest seeps into your soul. So thankful these have been saved for the enjoyment of all. I’ve decided to let my photos and words of others tell my story.  Enjoy.

Trillium Falls

Roosevelt Elk

“You've seen one redwood, you've seen 'em all, right?
How many times, really, can you wander through a patch of redwoods and be silenced by the sheer beauty of these 2,500-year-old things? How many times does staring at a tree that was around when the Romans ruled the world make your life seem irrelevant? How many times can you be flat-out amazed by the sheer tenacity of redwoods to survive for 25 centuries?
Every time, actually, if you have any soul at all, because redwoods in California are, in fact, a big deal.
Seen one redwood, seen 'em all, right?
Get a life. Hug a tree. Get a crick in your neck. Be humbled.”
Zeke Wigglesworth, Mercury News

Happy Trails..........................


  1. Awesome post Janie! Love the quotes. Someday we will get to see the redwoods too!

  2. absolutely love the redwoods, and I haven't even seen them all yet...

  3. I love the quote by Zeke. I was in awe when we were there.

  4. Beautiful photos! That truly is an amazing place. I was there 40 years ago and would love to return.

  5. The redwoods still amaze. Glad they will be there for our children's children to enjoy!

  6. We traveled much of where you are (N. CA coast) in the late summer a couple of years ago. I would think this is a great time to be there... not crowded. How as the weather been?

  7. Rick, we've been lucky, only 1 day that it rained most of the day this week. The temps are in the high 40s to low 50s but with the sun is great for hiking. It is great to see these places when we are almost the only ones here.

  8. So very beautiful, love Redwoods and love the pics. If you continue up the coast to Oregon, check out the Mail Boat rides, they are so much fun. If you go take the one that goes all the way up the river.

  9. The pictures are beautiful. Love those Elk. We hope to see the Redwoods one day.

  10. We've been there about a half dozen time.......still amazes us. You do such a nice job of painting the word picture. We love the west coast. Are you going to be near us in OR this summer? We'd love to get together once again. Tom and Donna

  11. Brings back some great memories. Beautiful photos.


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