Archive for October, 2010

Tall Trees Grove & New Section of Trail

During the past year, a new section of trail has been under construction on the way down to Tall Trees Grove in Redwood National Park.

Tall Trees Grove Trail

Tunnel through log

Far too few people visit this grove. The permit limit is about 52 per day. And its probably rare when they ever issue that many per day. In late autumn and winter, just a handful of people hike down there.

Some of the biggest coast redwoods are near the bottom near Redwood Creek in the flat. But one nice feature about this hike are the mixed species of trees including Douglas fir, Tanoak, Chinquapin and more.

There is a refreshing grove of enormous Bigleaf Maples at the downstream end of the grove, with wide-reaching horizontal limbs.

More: Berry Glen Trail in Redwood National Park

The photo shows a tunnel cut from a log in the new section of trail.

Grove of Titans ~ Del Norte Titan in the Rain

One more photo of Del Norte Titan.

Been a couple of years, but finally got another shot of Del Norte Titan in the Grove of Titans on a rainy day. I think this redwood looks best in a photo when there is mist and rain drops.

This is one of the photos available for 11 x 14 prints. See:

M. D. Vaden Redwood Page