Yesterday early evening we did the hike from Cape Perpetua in to see the Great Spruce. Here's the green I promised earlier.
This is not The Great Spruce, just a fairly large tree:
This photo looks like a get well card, don't you think?
Dappled light on the trail:
A hairy fern ball:
A less hairy fern ball:
The leaves on these plants are HUGE. They look like plants from a movie about dinosaurs:
The Great Spruce is 40 ft in diameter and over 185 ft tall.
The trail parallels Cape Creek:
Nice hike through old growth forest, no wind (unlike the 30kts at the beach yesterday!), two miles(ish) round trip.
The light was nice and silvery on our Airstream when we got back to our campsite:
And then, dinner of fresh Oregon Dungeness crab and champagne: