Tucked quietly away in a canyon near the Northern California shores is the Redwoods National Park, a forest of immense trees that visitors don't soon forget. Hundreds of years or perhaps even a millennia old, these trees have survived everything that man and nature has thrown at them, except logging. When the gold rush petered out mid-1800's, miners took to harvesting the nearly 2 million acres of giant redwoods and their success nearly cleared California of them. The Save the Redwoods League was formed in 1918 and in 1968 the Redwoods National Park was created for their protection. The remaining redwoods have been thriving ever since.
Though photos never do these towering giants justice, they can be vivid reminders of walking the forest and the feeling of awe from even a short visit. To paraphrase Danny Glover in Grand Canyon, "Yeah, those trees are laughing at me, I could tell. Me and my worries. It's real humorous to that old forest."
This should be on everyone's bucket list.
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Jack Huber has taken thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.