Friday, April 27, 2012

Big Basin

Spring Break with my nieces turned out to be very low key. By Thursday I was sufficiently recovered from jet lag and ready to stretch my legs. Big Basin Redwoods State Park had surfaced during our planning. The last time we visited had been 10 years ago. It's high time. The giant redwoods were every bit as impressive as we remembered. On the popular 10-mile Berry Creek Trail, we only encountered a total of four other hikers. The waterfalls were beautiful and mesmerizing. The real surprise were the hundreds of trillium on the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail. I had my fill of trillium for this lifetime, haha.

Redwoods.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park - California

Berry Creek Falls.
Berry Creek Falls - Big Basin Redwoods State Park - California

Berry Creek Falls - Big Basin Redwoods State Park - California

Trillium.
Trillium - Big Basin Redwoods State Park - California

Trillium - Big Basin Redwoods State Park - California

5 comments:

Susan in Florida said...

Awesome photos! Are y'all back in NC?

john said...

Susan,

Yes! We are back. And finally, just about settled in.

-john

Dayle In NC said...

Hi Sun-Ling and John! I've enjoyed checking out your blog this evening! The photo of Echeveria Succulent makes me think of fireworks. Hope you'll head this way sometime soon to the elder mountains of the US. Perhaps not as flashy as those young mtns out West... but special in other ways.

john said...

Dayle,

Great to hear from you! Since we most likely will NOT be headed west any time this summer, we'll have to chat by phone/skype soon. Look for an email from us to set up a plan.

-john and sun-ling

Dayle In NC said...

Sounds good!