Sunday, June 20, 2010

Trees Of Mystery

Saturday we spent a wonderful, enchanting afternoon at Trees of Mystery. First thing after Jim got up he and Scotty worked on our hot water heater. We developed an annoying hum and Scotty fixed it! An O ring had deteriorated and air was getting in the line.

Yes, it's a tourist place and on a Saturday afternoon we thought we'd have hoards of people to contend with. But it wasn't like that. After we admired Paul Bunyan and Babe we entered and proceeded to be awed!
Our traveling companions, Scotty and Anne

Cathedral Trees, where they do perform marriages!

Halfway through the trail there is a gondola ride to the top of the mountain

Where you are treated to this view of the Pacific Ocean

This part of the trail had some logging and it's amazing to see the trees recover from such a drastic, traumatic event. The trees are continuously sending out shoots and limbs

a root ball

Can you see the three trees growing on this tree limb? The redwoods have families!

small flowers can be found amongst the redwood giants

the last part of the trail has carvings

This grizzly mom and cub are huge!
We all agreed that we could have spent more time exploring! There are alot more pictures posted on Facebook. If you want to see them but don't belong to Facebook, let me know and I'll send them to you.