Driving through the Avenue of the Giants was a humbling experience. Photos just can't capture how magnificent (or how tall) these majestic trees truly are. I was amazed to learn that redwoods have no tap root and that their roots spread wide rather than deep. They are able to stay upright by growing close together and intermingling their root systems.
Call me 'stupid' but I had no idea we were in 'Big Foot' territory. Thankfully a wooden sculpture and a postcard were our only sightings! I'll be back tomorrow with my third and final installment (the ocean).