Earth Day 🌎🌲🌳 Thankful that people before us saw the importance to preserve these magical giants! 🌟 “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir
We may be currently spending our days nursing and napping on the couch but I know it’s just a matter of time before I get to share the great outdoors with Gus. Here’s to many more Earth Days and our future family adventures together. ♥️🌎🌍🌏♥️
While not as old as their Sequoia relatives, the coastal Redwoods are still some of the oldest living things on Earth...#EarthDay
"Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est..."
Audrey Assad's recording of Ubi Caritas played in my mind as we walked among the redwoods, I suppose because no other song I know seemed ancient enough. English translation of the third verse: "Where charity is true, God is there.
And may we with the saints also,
See Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:
The joy that is immense and good,
Unto the ages, through infinite ages. Amen."
These trees have lived an astounding 2,000 years, but to Christ--and to us by His great grace--belong the infinite ages.
P.S. The hiker with the tan backpack is a full-grown human, not a toy figurine.
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EARTH DAY 2018
“Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher.”
— William Wordsworth, “The Tables Turned”
Lady Bird Johnson Grove Nature Trail, Redwood National Park, California
Because of its higher elevation, the Lady Bird Johnson Grove of coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) receives more of the fog and low clouds that commonly shroud redwood forests, resulting in extended interplays of sunbeam and shadow among its ancient woodland columns.
Redwood National Park preserves almost half of all remaining old-growth redwoods. In little over 100 years from the arrival of non-indigenous settlers, 96% of existing redwoods were felled, many of which had stood for millennia. This Earth Day, let us renew our commitment to sustainable, equitable, and respectful use of our world.
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Does anyone know if it’s possible to get to the Redwood Nationalpark - without a car?
Had a campsite directly on the beach at #redwoodnationalpark
and it was incredible--one of the nicest places I've ever camped. The beach was covered in driftwood and rocks and had this awesome porous sand that drained the waves away. #beach #waves #camping
Jeepventure to the redwoods
When Justin and I started to RV again we wanted to set a great path to start making each destination more memorable. Not just for us but for Emma. She may be a baby now but as she grows older she will be more aware of her surroundings and we want her to enjoy everything this world has to offer. James and Ashley are no different when it comes to there little girls. As parents we our selves can learn so much form our little ones and the adventures they seek out. “Our favorite memory thus far would have to be Fern Canyon in the Red Woods National Forest. We all loved it and recount the experience with family all the time. Walking through the cold water through the canyon watching as our daughter finds rocks or “dinosaur eggs”” read more about their adventures on Open Road Chronicles!
Dirt beneath my hiking boots makes me ridiculously happy 😄
Happy Earth Day!