As I walked amongst the redwoods it was hard not to feel a sense of peace while looking up and realizing how small I actually am.
I felt like an ant next to these giant trees! They were amazing! I’ve been wanting to see the redwoods for so long, and it was exciting to finally make it a reality. They did not disappoint. 💛✨
What are some of the places you’re dreaming of seeing?
Last week I camped among the Californian #Redwoods
. It was one of the coolest places I've ever camped/experienced. They were so much more than what I remember from seeing them as a kid. They grow over 20 feet wide, 300 feet tall and can live well over 2,000 years. Insaaaaane. If you haven't experienced them, i'd say they're worth traveling across the world to do so.
#redwoodsnationalpark #northerncalifornia #jedidiahsmithstatepark
This man comes home to visit for a few brief days! My confidant, my friend, and my partner in all things life and living. To spend time with you, share time with you, be time with you... is everything and more. Here's to the music we'll roar, the silence we'll share, the meals we'll prepare, the hugs we'll dissolve into, and the love that we'll circulate through you and through me and through the world. Tonight I sleep alive in my dreams, anxious for your breath. Tomorrow, your touch. @alexander.the.arcadian
#hestheone #loveislife #instaman #pnw #redwoods #jedidiahsmithstatepark #love #hiking #llbeanmodel #nature #getoutside
San Francisco to Portland: Avenue of the Giants was supposed to be one of the highlights of the trip. Didn’t find it too interesting so we rushed over to Jedidiah. Right on the California/Oregon border, it’s one of those places I will never forget. It’s in the middle of nowhere so I question if I’ll go back. Looking back at pictures it definitely makes me want to especially now that we fish.
So happy and inspired by these majestic beauties! No allergies here, clean air and peaceful. Just love bark, look at the texture & designs, each tree is unique, like it has its own personality. One day we should name each one accordingly. Interesting things we learned:
Oldest living redwood known is around 2,200 years old.
heights of more than 300 feet, they are so tall that their tops are out of sight (challenge to photograph). Tallest is 379.7 feet.
Shallow roots only down 6 to 12 ft, but extend up to 100 feet from base locking with roots of others, all holding on to each other, greatly increasing their stability.
Bark is up to 12 inches thick, allowing it to generally survive forest fires! 🌲
Beautiful day on our way to meet old friends #californiaroadtrip2018
#redwoods #jedidiahsmithstatepark #redwoodhighway #treelover #nature #forest #bark #coastredwoods #majestictrees