...or Armstrong Redwoods State Park. 805 acres of magnificent stately coast redwoods or Sequioa sempervirens located in Sonoma County just north of Guerneville.
This was more of an afterthought after a full day of sightseeing along scenic Sonoma Coast we decided to take a road well travelled by us. We thought driving through Guerneville and seeing about this state park that we only learned existed a couple of hours would be nice end to this beautiful day. We barely made it to the closing time. We asked if we could just take a peek and walk around a bit. We will definitely be back this summer.
Can you see me?
The Colonel Armstrong Tree is the oldest tree in the grove, estimated to be over 1400 years old. It is named after a lumberman who chose to preserve this portion of the park in the 1870s. A half-mile (800 m) walk from the park entrance. [wiki]
Walking under these giant trees is soothing and meditative. It enables the soul to relax and the mind to breathe in and out toxins from daily life. I cannot fathom anyone who spends time here with these magnificent trees and not believe in Higher Powers - but that's just me, you know.
More info about the park here.
This is my entry for this week's MY WORLD (#110).