Thursday, November 29, 2012

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park: Fenton, California


 Every time I go home to visit my family, it has become tradition to take a hiking day trip some where new. This past trip home, we decided to go to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This beautiful park located in the Santa Cruz mountains has over 20 miles of self guided hiking trails that weave guests through centuries-old majestic Redwoods, Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Riparian and rare ancient marine deposits called Santa Cruz sandhills.

We took the Fall Creek trail which was about a 5 mile hike along the creek bed. Some of my favorite sightings on this trail were banana slugs and a patch of small springs that have popped up out of the forrest floor-- simply magical.

I took all of these pictures with my iPhone using an olloclip. Did I get carried away with the fisheye lens? Yes. But that's okay because it was my first time using an olloclip and, if I do say so myself, I think the pictures came out great!

 // K and O in awe //

// Olivia & Mr. Banana Slug //

 // Happy Accident in Full Effect //

// she'll be comin' round the mountain //

 // Leaves like Glitter //

// So Enchanting //

 // 2 Creeks converging (or reuniting?) into 1 //

 // i was here //

// shrooms galore //

 // Daredevil Dad //

 // uprooted //


Sara said...

These pictures are lovely, everything looks amazing; I so want to go on a vacation after seeing these pictures, I bet you had a great time! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful place! And your photos are dreamy. Kisses and have a great Monday

Bev said...

Wow these pictures are stunning! The redwoods are one of my favorite places to go to when I'm in northern California...they're breathtaking.

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