28 February, 2008

Lyon's Ranch

Yesterday Heather and I went hiking in Redwoods National Park (its on the map). To get out of the fog and dark forests we drove into the mountains to explore native grasslands. It was a perfect day, sunny, 60's, spring flowers starting to pop-up. We did 3 short hikes for about 7.2 steep miles: Lyon's Ranch, Dolason Prairie, and Lady-Bird-Johnson grove.

Lyon's Ranch is a historical sheep ranch. The wool once won a competition in Paris. This site consisted of a barn, shed, and on the far right a tiny house. Inside the house newspaper lined the walls dated 1912.

These are Roosevelt Elk and an old growth Redwood burned hollow about 80ft up the trunk, and extending another ~80ft still alive. These trees are practically immortal.