02 June 2018

the giants

thirty-something miles of the old 101 have been bypassed by a new road, but the old two-lane highway continues to be used as the aptly named "avenue of the giants"

no photograph can do justice to the redwoods, and most of mine lack a sense of scale --- only in walking through a grove does one really feel their sublime immensity

humboldt redwoods state park was founded in 1921, the first effort to preserve something of the vast redwood forests that were by then on the verge of being completely destroyed by logging --- at the founders tree is a  monument, dedicated in 1931 to three men who established the save-the-redwoods league in 1918 ---


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