Monday, April 29, 2013

Big Trees, Big Fun

So the wife and I spent the weekend of the 16 - 17 of March on the coast, looking for big trees. My wife was inspired by Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast by Robert Van Pelt which covers Sequoias, Redwoods, Western Red Cedars, Doug Firs, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlocks, and quite a few others.

We managed to bag quite a few of them on the Olympic Park.  We saw the Quinault Lake Cedar, the Nolan Creek Cedar, and the kalaloch Cedar.  We walked through the Grove of Giants along the south shore of Quinault Lake to see massive Doug Firs, Hemlocks and Spruces.  We looked at the Quinault Lake spruce and the Preston Macy tree.  We looked for, but could not find the Barnes Creek Survivor Grand Fir (so we'll have to go back for that one).

And to top it all off, we spent the night in a bluff cabin at Kalaloch Lodge, on the bluff, but back in the trees.


I'll add pictures as I get them tweaked and converted to jpegs.

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