Redwoods in winter

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    We spent the last week of December 2014 in the Redwoods in Northern California.
    Most of the time we hiked in Prairie Creek State Park, with one day each in Humboldt State Park and Jedediah Smith State Park.

    No snow there in winter, but the winter storms up until Dec. 24th brought down a lot of branches (and Redwood branches can be the size of a small "regular" tree :smile: ) and even some of the older trees.
    So we had to climb over a few trees, navigate destroyed bridges, and got our feet wet in flooded parts of the trails. :smile: A very different experience to the previous year, which was sunny and dry.
    Still, no matter the weather, the redwoods are a wonderful experience.

    Gear-wise I was mostly using the 12-60mm on my E-M1, and the Bower 7.5mm fisheye on the E-M5. Both in small belt-bags - a very convenient setup (Mindshift Gears ultralight camera cover for the E-M1, and their lens switch case for the E-M5)


    16118098287_f5832f5415_b.jpg Day 7 - Simpson-Reed Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16104926157_afcea1bf30_b.jpg Day 6 - Humboldt State Park by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16172733926_21c5bc8908_c.jpg Day 2 - Foothill Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16068903140_47a459040c_b.jpg Day 4 - last light by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16275691202_747d5680ce_b.jpg Day 5 - Trillium Falls Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    15577724094_cc468734a9_c.jpg Day 2 - Redwood Sorrel by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    View attachment 406471 Day 2 - Prairie Creek Redwood State Park - Foothill Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16219102082_02db7995da_c.jpg Day 3 - redwinged blackbirds by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    15654115374_b87bc306ec_c.jpg Day 5 - Trillium Falls Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    15646611854_34c92047fd_b.jpg Day 5 - Ten Taypo Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    15656636993_68619123ed_b.jpg Day 5 - spot the mosquito by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    15633464294_7f8572eed0_b.jpg Day 4 - log bridge by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    15580309743_0ab3d24775_b.jpg Day 2 - Brown Creek Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    15613037744_97499c6d84_b.jpg Day 4 - Rhododendron Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    15635964863_63dc8189fe_c.jpg Day 4 - chimney by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16275267536_83b216ef29_b.jpg Day 6 - end of day by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16116566030_74acb8af44_b.jpg Day 7 - Simpson-Reed Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16070001627_52b8e7f950_c.jpg Day 4 - Prairie Creek Bridge by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16255852055_72f5b3ed31_c.jpg Day 4 - Rhododenron Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16088992768_f051d6b7f4_b.jpg Day 5 - destroyed bridge by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16068492280_e3c4aea621_b.jpg Day 4 - second switchback/serpentine by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16218187222_2e4dd13c11_b.jpg Day 2 - end of day by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16011229730_a6c3548d22_b.jpg Day 2 - Prairie Creek Redwood State Park - Foothill Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16303936855_f6864c676e_c.jpg Day 7 - Crescent City sunset by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16303949505_88a76007e2_b.jpg Day 7 - saying farewell to the Elk by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16302186951_b06f7768aa_b.jpg yes, we did :) by tilman paulin, on Flickr
     
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  2. tonyturley

    tonyturley Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2014
    Stunning. What a beautiful place.

    Tony
     
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  3. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ken
    Wow what an incredible set. Chimney is my favorite, very engaging image. Really though, this entire set is just stunning work. Print them!
     
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  4. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2014
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    Mark Brown
    Those are just gorgeous! Such giant trees, you were in the hall of giants.
     
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  5. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I love the light, and the execution! Sucks me right into the atmosphere, I haven't been to the redwoods in several years.

    EM10•GX1•EP1•GF3•9mmBCL•17mm2.8•30mm2.8
     
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  6. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 Veteran

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    Lovely pics!
     
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  7. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks everyone! Glad you like them! :smile:
     
  8. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 28, 2014
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    Peter Campbell
    Love the redwoods. Beautiful photos.
     
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  9. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    Wonderful series!

    I saw the redwoods for the first time last summer (Avenue of the Giants) and thought that they were stunningly beautiful. Your pictures show that much better than mine did.

    (And I think I took a picture from the same place in Crescent City, but it was totally foggy that morning. Very different atmosphere.
     
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  10. atom

    atom Mu-43 Regular

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    Very beautiful.
     
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  11. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    that's part of the beauty of it - every visit can be slightly different. But it's almost always wonderful (except in a winterstorm :wink: you don't want to be in the woods then! :smile:)

    We stayed only one day in Crescent City this time around. We were in a motel just north of Trinidad for most of the days.
    On the whole we liked Crescent City a bit more, so I'd recommend that to anyone if you're visiting the Redwoods.
    We didn't spent much time in either town, but the coast at Crescent City is just beautiful. And it's the perfect place to enjoy a sunset after spending the entire day in the dark woods :smile:
     
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  12. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2012
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    Beautiful pics.
    Thanks for sharing
     
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  13. stuntman

    stuntman M43 FOR THIRDS 4 EVER

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    ED
    Fantastic pictures! Keep up the great work. I love this....
     
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  14. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you! :)