August challenge: the Kalaloch Tree of Life

The Sitka Spruce is a pretty amazing tree.  Previously we had a look at the largest known Sitka Spruce in the world, soaring nearly two hundred feet into the sky.  Today’s featured image is a much smaller example, but nearly as remarkable.  The Kalaloch Tree of Life ekes out its precarious existence on the wild coast of the Olympic Peninsula, struggling to maintain a foothold while the earth beneath its feet has completely washed away.

And, there’s this dramatically sprawling tree, suggesting to me either a samurai warrior or a dancer:


All this and much more await you at Kalaloch, my favorite stop of our just-completed tour from Victoria to Portland.

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4 response to "August challenge: the Kalaloch Tree of Life"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: August 18, 2019

    Quite impressive Scott. That tree will just not give up!

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 18, 2019

    Gnarly trees! Great photos!

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