August 25, 2015

Big Basin State Park


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Family circle of redwoods

A circle of young redwoods that sprouted from the root crown of a vanished parent tree stands next to the Nature Lodge and store. (Be sure to look straight up.)

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

August 25, 2015
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accession number: 2015-08-25 1
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: big-basin-redwoods-state-park-california

coordinates: 37.1727 N -122.2221 W
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Big Basin Park Headquarters and Visitor Center

The rustic park headquarters, along with most of the other park buildings, was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

August 25, 2015
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accession number: 2015-08-25 2
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: big-basin-redwoods-state-park-california

coordinates: 37.1723 N -122.2219 W
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Cross section of a 1500 year-old redwood

Like most redwood parks, Big Basin displays a cross-section of a huge tree with rings dating back to 544 AD marked with significant human events.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

August 25, 2015
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accession number: 2015-08-25 3
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: big-basin-redwoods-state-park-california

coordinates: 37.1723 N -122.222 W
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Cabins in the redwood forest

A number of cabins built by the CCC in the 1930's are scattered through the Big Basin redwood forest.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

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accession number: 2015-08-25 4
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: big-basin-redwoods-state-park-california

coordinates: 37.1741 N -122.2223 W
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Skyline to the Sea Trail in Big Basin

The Skyline to the Sea Trail loops through the old growth groves at Big Basin on its 33-mile route from Castle Rock to Waddell Beach.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

August 25, 2015
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accession number: 2015-08-25 5
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: big-basin-redwoods-state-park-california

coordinates: 37.1728 N -122.224 W
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Mother of the Forest

One of the largest trees at Big Basin, the "Mother of the Forest" redwood was 329 feet tall when first measured, but has lost its top and now is only 293 feet.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

August 25, 2015
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accession number: 2015-08-25 6
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: big-basin-redwoods-state-park-california

coordinates: 37.1703 N -122.2235 W
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Sequoia Trail

The Sequoia Trail parallels the main road connecting the campgrounds in Big Basin.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

August 25, 2015
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accession number: 2015-08-25 7
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: big-basin-redwoods-state-park-california

coordinates: 37.1707 N -122.2129 W
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