Some pictures from the Archives – The Redwood forest in California that we visited last year.
The Big Basin has different trails and you can select the trail you want depending upon the time you have at your disposal.
The trees are real tall and the size of the trees can be judged by these pictures when compared with people in front of the tree (or rather inside the tree)
I like the confident stance of this little guy:
Surprisingly for a tree of this height the roots are only 6 to 10 feet deep, but they grow laterally holding on to the roots of the adjacent trees.
There are some endangered species of birds here. One of the sea birds, the Marbled Murrelet, nests in the canopy of the old growth of Redwood trees.
These birds lay only one egg in a year. Unfortunately the Steller Jay bird is a threat to these eggs as they chase away the Marbled Murrelet and eat up the egg. This is a huge loss to the species. One of the reasons why the Steller Jay bird visits this place is the easy availability of food left by visitors. This is well explained in this video
To protect these birds, visitors are strictly warned not to litter nor leave any crumbs of food after eating.
Once you climb up a little you get to see a magnificent view of the hills and how these trees cover the place.
There are two trees that are named as the Mother of the Forest and the Father of the Forest. The sizes of these trees are given here:
Some more pictures can be seen in this 3 min video: