Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
On Sunday, I went for a hike in one of my favorite spots in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. While hiking, I remembered the old giant that met its demise two months ago. I thought the tree may have fallen within days of when I saw it freshly lying on the ground back in April. I wrote about it here. The fresh branches definitely have turned brown in two months, and most of the plants and lichen have also decomposed.
Above is a picture I took of the burl yesterday, below is what it looked like in April. The fern has yellowed and withered, and the green needles and branches have all turned brown. New redwood trees are already beginning to grow out of the burl!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
I received a text from Spillz yesterday morning. Spillz hiked the PCT in 2010 and was one of a dozen or so hikers that I crossed paths with regularly that summer. We also hiked the Skunk Train tracks last summer together.We had been talking about the possibility of hiking the Lost Coast Trail sometime this summer. Well, we have set a date. June 30th through July 3rd. My supervisor Ok'd the time off from work, now I just need the approval from my boss. Spillz and her boyfriend have already been given the go ahead at their jobs. That gives us a little over a week to get plans solidified.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
"Jump in!" Pete exclaimed.
I couldn't believe it, this was too good to be true! For the next several hours, we explored the river in the canoe.
The weekend started off with a gift from the universe. One of my clients canceled their session Friday morning just as I was driving past Hendy Woods. To have a potential three extra hours of hiking in the morning was something I could not pass up. A morning walk through the redwoods was in order.