Saturday, March 03, 2012

Redwood Forests

Today was another incredible day of exploring the Santa Cruz region of northern California.

Friday morning we awakened to the sound of the surf out our open window overlooking Monterey Bay. After a lazy breakfast we headed north to hike through redwood forests mostly alone. We've both visited redwood parks previously, but much more touristy than these state parks are. Last evening we went out to dinner with Kris and Erin who are graciously hosting us this weekend in their wonderful home. I'll be lecturing tomorrow afternoon and Monday night. There is no way to capture redwood trees on our camera so we snapped them looking straight up from within a grove. John insisted on lying on the ground taking one of me looking up; that's why I'm posed at an odd angle. Still another of John crossing a railroad trestle through a redwood forest.