Wednesday, July 8, 2009

On Vacation 2009 - California Part 2

Kris and I just returned from a hike through the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. We went on the Pioneer, East Ridge and Pool Ridge trails for a 5 mile hike.

The trails take you through the bottomlands that are filled with enormous Redwood trees. I am here with the most famous tree in the reserve - the Colonel Armstrong that is more than 1400 years old.

There is little or no ground cover with ferns and oxtails that give it a pre-historic feel. The birding highlights included more western species like the Steller’s Jay and Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

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