Tall Trees Grove

Tall Trees Grove

Posted on Posted in 2015, Journeys

The Tall Trees Grove in Redwoods National Park, located in Northern California near Orick contains some of the oldest and largest living things on Earth. This grove was untouched by loggers, preserving these trees for generations of future people. John Steinbeck once wrote that, “No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree.” I would add that nobody ever captured the peacefulness of the moment in a grove of giant redwoods.

The Tall Trees Grove in Redwoods National Park, located in Northern California near Orick contains some of the oldest and largest living things on Earth. This grove was untouched by loggers, preserving these trees for generations of future people. John Steinbeck once wrote that, “No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree.” I would add that nobody ever captured the peacefulness of the moment in a grove of giant redwoods.

The journey to Tall Trees Grove requires a keypass to a gated road, a 7.9 mile drive down a winding gravel road, and then a steep 800′ decent down a trail. The end destination is this a serene and magical space.

The giant coastal redwoods of northern California are among the oldest and largest living things on Earth. These Sequoia Sempervirens are over 300 feet tall and more than 15 feet in diameter. The older trees can live for up to 2,000 years, and doubtless some of the trees in this grove are approaching that age. For reference, my backpack and 4′ long trekking poles are near the bottom of the frame.

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