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tree hugger

Sharon is hugging the trunk of a fallen redwood tree.­ Based on the rings, this tree was more than 200 years old when it fell.­

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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May 18, 2012
Unnamed Rd, Los Padres National Forest, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA