Have you ever seen a giant?
We got to experience The Redwoods, creation’s great giants, still standing and protected today in Northern California. These are the tallest and most massive species of trees on earth. In the mid 1800’s, the redwoods covered over 2 million acres. Due to miners failing to find gold, men turned to harvesting these great trees. Not until 1918 were some of the parks established to protect the remaining trees. Redwood National Park wasn’t created until the late 60’s, and by then almost 90% of the original redwoods had already been logged.
Photos don’t due justice to the awe that they create. Capturing the size of the tress in a picture is nearly impossible. The closest we got to showing the scale of the tree is the photo below with the Land Rover next the the trees. The most recently recorded tallest standing height is 379.1 feet. These redwoods live an average of 500–700 years and a few are documented to be 2,000 years old, making them some of the longest-living organisms on earth!
If you haven’t been to the Coast Redwoods, it’s definitely something you should put on your bucket list. Stand in awe of creation and feel how small we really are.