May 28 was spent hiking in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, the northern-most in a long string of redwood parks that stretch up Northern California’s coast. A few miles inland from the ocean, the park is densely forested with huge ancient trees. In fact, it contains seven percent of all the old-growth redwoods left in the world. No roads or trails mark “Jed Smith’s” core—just pure, primeval majesty. This hike took the expedition members through the Grove of Titans.
Although the expedition to obtain cuttings from some of the oldest and largest giant sequoias and coast redwoods in California has come to an end, be sure to check out the last three posts on How Cuttings Become Trees, Planting Archangel Trees and Inspiring Action. Thank you for joining me on my travels to the Sierra Nevada Mountains where 3000 year-old sequoias thrive and the redwood forests of Northern California. I enjoyed the trip and I hope you did too.