Before she left for work this morning, Cordelia recommended Sequoia Park to us for our walk. We met Christopher at the Raliberto Taco Stand (yummy and cheap!) for lunch and headed to the park.
We were treated to a great specimen before we even went into the park. This is a cluster of trees around an old stump, something we see often here.
I was impressed with the entrance gate. It was locked to keep cars out so we stepped around it.
There were children playing in the field and playground at the entrance. Notice that gazebo; it is as tall as a one-story house.
This was an even more colossal group of trees around a stump.
Here is a look inside.
This group of trees has merged into one fat one.
There is a nice picnic grove that can be reserved.
This ravine looked so picturesque.
Here is a hollow stump.
Andy got a big kick out of this tiny sprout coming out of a redwood trunk.
This stump has a small tree (not a redwood) growing out of it.
Climbing into a stump:
This tree must have been a behemoth.
This was the largest tree we saw in the park.
I took two pictures to get the whole tree in.
It felt like a forest primeval.
We decided this tree is pregnant.
Andy said this tree across the road was the father: all burned out.
A root had disturbed the pavement.
There is a duck pond at the bottom of the hill. Cordelia told us that is where the high school kids went to drink beer when she was a kid.
This fallen and uprooted tree must have pulled up the pavement with it. You can see where they filled in the asphalt.
There were people in the ravine when we walked back up the hill to give it some scale.
And, here is a different view of the gazebo near the playground.
I marveled to think that this is merely the city park for the locals.
Incredible for a local park.
I was thinking about the little kids on the playground. They think they are just trees. Regular, ordinary trees they see everywhere around here.
Wow, I love the big trees! The pregnant tree reminds me of the one at Big Creek!
I don’t remember a big burl like that in Big Creek. Where is it?
Such amazing trees!