Redwood National Forest

Trip Start Jun 20, 2013
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Trip End Jul 12, 2013


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Friday, June 21, 2013

First off, our cabin was amazing. We stayed inside the park at Elk Meadows Cabins.

Second, next time we need to come here for a week. There are so many cool things to see and do. We woke up to elk in our front yard. The redwoods are monstrous! We saw lots of ancient trees with burnt-out cores, but none of the surrounding trees were burnt, so it didn't seem to have been a forest fire. We found out later that it was the result of lightening strikes. It's a rain forest, so they don't have forest fires, but a direct lightening strike on a tall tree that is dead can burn out the core. If the outer part of the tree is still living, only the core burns. A ranger told us that a hiker once found smoldering ground in the forest, but no trees were visibly on fire. They found which one it was by feeling which tree was hot to the touch. They were able to determine that the tree had been burning for two weeks, based on when the most recent lightening storm. Amazing.
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