And we set out on the hour or so drive up to Prairie Creek. Although it's pretty close, it's amazing that a trip has not been made yet! It was on the to-do list and we set out to make it happen today. Sun was forcasted, so that was definitely a bonus. We were greeted by trees like these, hundreds of feet tall into the sky:
Got onto the trail, and they were pretty smooth at first. Then we hit some root trails (which was most of the day's riding):
They were an adventure in-themselves. You must imagine that the root systems of these trees must be vast and just expansive! I wonder how much water these roots get each day! So we rode around for a few miles, and then we got onto another trail. We were greeted to this:
An amazing sight of the reflection of the sun and the changing colors of the trees. There were many many leaves on the ground:
The trail was just absolutely covered in leaves. They were falling every second!
So also on the trail were huge mushrooms:
As well as large bridges:
Lunch was had on a fallen tree, on a makeshift bench that was carved into it:
Later on another trail, there was this section where two trees almost came together. I was able to fit into that space. It was incredible just being in that space and feeling a connection with these massive redwoods and looking up hundreds of feet to seeing these great beasts that they are! Quite amazing.