I envy birds because they can touch the sky whenever they want . They have wings , they can fly , they can kiss the sky ! But, after seeing many tallest trees of the world , I know now – to feel free, to kiss the sky , you do not need wings all the time ; you just have to be taller , stronger , wiser and sky has no choice but to notice you !
I am back after a 3 day long blog hiatus !
In last three days , we hiked like ..well, like no one we know !
We were exploring Redwood forests – where lush green branches of the Redwoods romance with the sky , where forest is on an elevated surface and somewhere it goes down to meet the ocean , where many endangered species ( like Banana slugs) live happily ,far from the man-made world , where no calculations work much !
This was one of the toughest hikes I did in my life time. But, now that I look back, I feel so happy about the whole experience . I am sure I will be there , walking on a longer trail , on next weekend too !
The trails in the Redwoods park were narrow ; at some places, you really have to focus on balancing because of the inclined trails. The loops have crazy elevation changes and that could be devastating for people who do not exercise – you can go out of breath pretty easily!
If you haven’t seen Redwoods and if you think you are pretty big ( heart , wealth or ego wise! 😉 ) then you must visit one !
You will notice you are just 0.000X % of its height and know that you cannot be bigger than many great things nature made !
You can also make a small room inside one Redwood tree. My husband just found one and disappeared into it ; you can see his hand in the above picture!
Before going there , I read the quote by John Steinbeck and I agree with every line now – “The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.”
After hours long hike , I was not even tired , thanks to the beauty of Redwoods and green nature! I even attended a late night birthday party straight after hiking !
Have you noticed that’s the magic of Nature? – your mind can never get tired , can never feel boredom or stress , no matter how many miles you walked , no matter how long you walked in the wildness of the nature !
———-> How was your weekend [ or long weekend if you are in USA] ? What do you think about Redwoods? Do you think nature is the best stress-killer? What is your most favorite hiking spot ?