Archive for August, 2010

A few months ago, Brenton and I wanted to go hiking, so we drove to Guerneville, CA and hung out in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.

It was beautiful.

“The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on our planet!  These remarkable trees live to be 500-1,000 years old, grow to a diameter of 12-16 feet, and stand from 200-250 feet tall. Some trees survive to over 2,000 years and tower above 350 feet. Coast redwoods are classified as temperate rainforests and they need wet and mild climates to survive. The rainfall in Armstrong Redwoods averages 55 inches per year and the trees are often shrouded in a mystical fog that helps to maintain the moist conditions needed for the redwoods to survive.” Park Website

The trees were huge! It was very peaceful hiking through. At the end of our loop there were picnic benches next to a creek and a waterfall.  For a list of the various hikes you can do click here. I’d like to go back and do one of those loops to Bullfrog Pond.



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