Catacombs ~ Coast Redwood
Redwood National and State Parks
Copyright 2015 by Mario Vaden
Let me introduce you to Catacombs in Redwood National and State Parks. Found a short distance from Orick, CA, the summer of 2014.
The inspiration for the name stems from more decayed cavities collaping underfoot than I recall in anywhere I ever bushwhacked. A valley with countless pockets of hidden decomposition. I refer to the entire valley as THE Catacombs.
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Chris Atkins gives a sense of size and scale.
One more of the coast redwoods we encountered during the year of discovery.
This redwood and another near it remind me of two Sequoia sempervirens in Redwood National Park I sometimes refer to as the Twin Towers, on a hill
south of Lost Man Creek, west of Dolason Ranch.