Big Basin (August 2000)

We did a weekend backpacking trip in Big Basin Redwoods, near Santa Cruz, California. It was a very positive weekend, since Sue forbade us from saying anything negative about anything. We did allow Chris exactly sixty seconds of free-form bitching about his sore feet, etc.

group shot

The "co-hikers": Mike, Chris, Sue, and Robert

Chris and Sue

Chris and Sue reach the halfway point at Berry Creek Falls.

Berry Creek Falls

Berry Creek Falls

Inside a redwood tree

Chris and Robert inside the cavernous trunk of a redwood tree

Inside a redwood tree

Sue inside the redwood tree

Chris and Robert

Chris pretends he's a pirate while Robert catches up on his sleep.

banana slug

A banana slug. We caught a couple of banana slugs in what appeared to be an "intimate moment", but I refrained from taking a picture.

If you would like to help preserve the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, check out the Sempervirens Fund.