|Off on down the trail again!|
(Tue/Wed). I will remind you where we were at just in case you forgot, or wish to start right here.
|We are in the Sierra's of California. In Calaveras County. We started in Murphys (2) and then went on up the road to Arnold to go to Big Tree State Park (5)|
|I left you sitting here.....|
|Staring up at these, the Mother & Son trees.|
All caught up now! Oh good, Let's keep walking then! Well you can sit, I will do it for you! Let the adventure RE begin shall we??
|is this just not the coolest?? You can walk right through here!!|
|North Grove Trail is filled with passages through downed trees.|
|I called this the 'wish bone" and I did indeed make a wish!|
|I do not know if you can see it or not, but tons of people have carved out their names and initials here...no telling how far this dates back?!|
|Look closely and you will see why I took this photo...|
|For those of you who did not go back to the previous post....I did not just take pictures of downed trees....|
|Oh I did love all the lush greenery! There was Sugar Pines, the Giant Sequoia, White Fir, Incense Cedar, and Ponderosa Pine...as well as ferns, wild flowers and other various natural to the area plant life.|
|Often trees have been damaged by us careless humans, and other times there is also sacrificial trees. I will not go into all the reasons for the controlled burns and such, but it is for the good of the forest and it's see germination aka re-growth of the forest! |
So there you have it. My trip to see the really big trees of Calaveras Big Tree State Park. I truly hope that 2012 does not see the closing of this treasure..I would dearly love to go back in the Spring when the Dogwood trees are all blooming! What about you???
For more information ....
About California State Parks HERE
Save the redwoods HERE
Calaveras Big Tree State Park
1170 East Highway 4
Arnold, CA 95223
* You can even camp here, and there are many more wonderful trails to explore!