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Armstrong Redwood Preserve: April 9, 2018

10 March 2018

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Join Tom Brichta and Camera West as we explore Armstrong Redwood Preserve in Guerneville, on Monday, April 9, 2018. Here we will walk among the giant Redwood Forest.

The serene, majestic beauty of this Grove is a living reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of this area before logging operations began during the 19th century. Armstrong Redwoods preserves stately and magnificent Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as the coast redwood. These trees stand together as a testament to the wonders of the natural world. The grove offers solace from the hustle and bustle of daily life, offering the onlooker great inspiration and a place for quiet reflection.

The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on our planet! These remarkable trees live to be 500-1,000 years old, grow to a diameter of 12-16 feet, and stand from 200-250 feet tall. Some trees survive over 2,000 years and tower above 350 feet. Coast redwoods are classified as temperate rainforests and they need wet and mild climates to survive. The rainfall in Armstrong Redwoods averages 55 inches per year and the trees are often shrouded in a mystical fog that helps to maintain the moist conditions needed for the redwoods to survive.

The group will meet in the main parking lot to the preserve at 9:00 a.m and will walk into the park.

During our four hour adventure, we will photograph the giant trees and growth of the forest.

Please bring the following gear:

  • Tripod
  • Camera
  • SD Cards
  • Cable release
  • Spare battery
  • ND filters
  • Light hiking boots
  • Dress in layers

This event is $125/per person. To reserve your spot call Hal at 925-935-1424. 

Amy Arroyo

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