Appreciation Through Transition

Sitting in LAX with an hour before boarding for Guatemala and the start of my new adventure, I am suddenly filled with a deep and abiding appreciation of all that I love about living in a redwood forest.  Yes, Boulder Creek is cold, damp and moldy right now.  Yes, in a few hours I will be in the tropics.  However, I am privileged to live among the tallest living organisms on earth, the coastal redwoods, sequoia sempervirens.  Someone once said that the value of a [wo]man is measured by the quality of his friends, or something to that effect.  If that be true, then I am doubly blessed by where I live.  In the summer, I lead hikes in Big Basin Redwood State Park, the oldest state park in California.  Here are some photos taken a few years ago on my very favorite hike there, the 11.5 mile loop to Barry Creek Falls.   Enjoy!

Berry Creek Falls

Silver Falls

Golden Cascade Falls, aka Shangrala, aka my lunch spot!

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4 Responses to Appreciation Through Transition

  1. Judie January 9, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for posting and sharing.Would love to hike this w/ you when you get back! In all these years, I’ve never been and the photos confirm what I’ve been told of this area!
    We are truly blessed to be living here~

    • admin January 10, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      Yes, let’s do it this summer.

  2. Brian Berndt January 9, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    I look forward to the day you can show me these beautiful falls. After 13 years living in BC, I think it’s about time I give this hike a shot. I am working on getting back in shape and hopefully when you return we can get out on the trails.

    • admin January 10, 2011 at 10:49 am #

      Would love to do that with you Brian. Let’s make a day of it this summer.

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