Majestic Coastal Redwoods

Muir Woods

May 23, 2013

The redwoods grow on brown humus-rich loam which may be gravelly, stony or somewhat sandy. This soil is from the Centissima series, always found on sloping ground developed from fine-grained shale and sandstone. It is well drained, moderately deep, and slightly to moderately acidic.


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Marmaduke - Aug 27, 2013 12:41 am - Voted 10/10

Part of the Yosemite visit?

The structure of the trunks is wonderful, great photo. Hate to admit but I live 45 minutes away and haven't been.


silversummit - Aug 27, 2013 7:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Part of the Yosemite visit?

Thank you Marmaduke. I too was amazed at the rough bark of the trees there.

Actually we were staying in SF and took a side trip here. Yosemite came after our time in Minden, NV.

Living so close, you really should visit!



Noondueler - Aug 27, 2013 1:54 am - Voted 10/10

Wow Kathy!

This is a great shot of the redwoods!


silversummit - Aug 27, 2013 7:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow Kathy!

Thanks Windsor! The trees are hard to photograph in bright daylight though.



anita - Aug 27, 2013 8:27 am - Voted 10/10


almost magical.. like a unicorn would just suddenly appear.


silversummit - Aug 27, 2013 9:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: beautiful

Thanks Anita! I agree; it is a magical place!


mountainsandsound - Aug 28, 2013 8:11 am - Voted 9/10

I love redwoods

Very nice. The blue/greens contrasted with the red of the trunks gives an awesome balance of color in the shot. I did not know that interesting bit about the soil. Cool!

To see some serious monsters, one must head up to Humboldt or Del Norte county.


silversummit - Aug 28, 2013 11:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I love redwoods

Thank you! I agree about the colors; nicely contrasting. We were at Sequoia NP years ago and very impressed with the trees there too.


lcarreau - Aug 28, 2013 9:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Thrilling trees ..

I saw some serious monsters in 1989, 1994, and
2003, so guess I'm due for another trip.

Being a worry wart, I'm still concerned
about the cost of gasoline while traveling
through CA, but if I win the Lottery next
month I should be 'A'-Okay.


silversummit - Aug 29, 2013 9:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thrilling trees ..

If you win that lottery count me in to visit with you! Kathy

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