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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:31 PM
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Anyone else watching this fabulous documentary on The redwood forest
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 02:09 PM by malaise
on NatGeo - might be a repeat-saw how they photographed this beauty


http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/redwoods/redwoods

Thanks treehuggers
sp.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:33 PM
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1. recommend
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:34 PM
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2. not watching but
I am drooling over that photo... that is the photo I wanted to take when i visited!!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:46 PM
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3. That took three cameras, several days (21 I think),
computers and much digital work-gorgeous isn't it

At least 1,500 years old, a 300-foot titan in California's Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park has the most complex crown scientists have mapped. This photo, taken by Michael Nichols, is a mosaic composed of 84 images.
Details here
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/redwoods/gatefold-image
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:08 PM
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4. California's Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 02:29 PM by CountAllVotes
:hi:
It is a beautiful place no doubt.

Several years ago I had a job and I had to drive through this region (and oh what a job it was; paid all of $8.63 an hr. and involved a 100+ mile commute r/t (was it worth it?)). I always opted to drive though Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park rather than take the bypass that was built.

I'm wondering how soon they'll be wanting to chop down some of the trees on this route as there are quite a few accidents (idiots driving too fast and plowing their cars/themselves into trees). I hope none, unlike the situation at Richardson Grove State Park. :(

Thanks for posting this picture. It brings back some good memories of good times that were not that long ago. :)

:dem:

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:16 PM
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5. Lucky you
:hi:
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:34 PM
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It was lucky
I actually enjoyed my commute. Luckily, I had a car at that time that got close to 40 MPG so it took two gallons of gasoline to get there and back.

Of course there were others in the town I lived in that worked at the same place as I did but I didn't commute with them being they drove about 100 mph it seemed like to get there. :scared:

I gave up on this job after skidding out on black ice before Christmas time. The roads are slick and icy this time of the year. I spun out and ended up with my car in the opposite lane facing the opposite direction on the other side of the road. The "guys" I worked with actually found this to be funny! Funny not! :grr:

Anyway, after this happened I vowed I find another job closer to home soon and luckily something came up in time so I did not have this deadly commute any longer. *whew*

Beautiful yet deadly. How very strange. :think:

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:40 PM
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9. You know what hit me with the tree
The people look like ants
:D
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:34 PM
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6. Did You Check Out Fern Canyon While You Were There ???




Or the Elk ???





I LOVE that place!!!

:hi:
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:36 PM
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7. yes, Fern Canyon and the elk
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 02:37 PM by CountAllVotes
Those elk just wander around aimlessly. You have to keep your eyes open for them as they are quite elusive in the darkness and fog which plagues this region. Where I worked, a guy hit an elk and it totaled out the car he was driving. Luckily, he did not get injured not did any of the passengers.

As for the elk, they are still there wandering around ... forever I hope! :)

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:37 PM
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8. Hopefully we'll make it next year
Lovely pics
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:00 PM
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11. if you go there ...
Head north and check out Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP. There are some of the oldest and biggest redwood trees in existence left in Jed Smith as we locals call it. It is located in Del Norte county about 50 miles north of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. I hope these parks stay open as there is talk that the State is going to close a lot of them due to the financial mess left to Gov. Brown by Schwarzenegger. :puke:

More re: Jedediah Smith here:

>>Established in 1929, this predominately old growth coast redwoods park is bisected by the last major free flowing river in California, the Smith River. Almost all of the park land is water shed for the Smith River and Mill Creek, a major tributary.

The park has about 20 miles of hiking and nature trails, river access, a visitor center with exhibits and a nature store. Drive Howland Hill Road (gravel-not recommended for trailers) and stroll in the Stout Grove.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=413



:dem: :kick:



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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:10 PM
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13. Wow-huge tree
Is that you?
Lovely pic
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:17 PM
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14. no, that isn't me
I'm a she btw. :rofl:

I found this picture when I did a search of Jedediah Smith State Park.

It is just one example of the size of the trees in this particular area.

That said, I wonder how much longer there will be these few remnants left?

I noted when driving up there that you'd see the huge logging trucks snaking down the roads through Prairie Creek loaded with old growth redwood. This happened early in the mornings when no one but the likes of me was on the road and saw these trucks. It sickened me and it still does.

However, these days you tend to see logging trucks with batches of near twigs they seem. They call this the second generation redwood. It takes thousands of years for the trees to get this huge and second growth redwood is not used much any longer as it is very expensive now. :(

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:22 PM
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15. Oops !LOL
My bad

People will destroy anything for profit
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:45 PM
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17. Another vote for Jed Smith park.
Really nice place to walk around. It feels prehistoric.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:59 PM
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10. best I could do









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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:07 PM
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12. Lovely
Thanks :D
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:37 PM
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16. Whoa! Stunning tree! nt
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