fallen redwood tree on trail

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The trail passes through many fallen redwood trees.­ Trunks have been cut-off by the forest service, otherwise it would be quite hard to cross over those huge trunks.­

Redwood trees often fall naturally, when they grow so high and so heavy that their roots are not able of supporting them, or the ground is not stable enough.­

Photo taken during a 3-day trek on the Pine Ridge trail to the Sykes Hot Springs in the Vantana Wilderness, near Big Sur (California)

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