So on Sunday I met up with my geocaching co-conspirator, SaSiCo, and headed west across the mountains to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
Located just northwest of Santa Cruz, the park has a lot of exactly what you'd expect: redwoods. It also has a unique ecosystem, which is something I did not expect - but more on that later.
We started our hike my walking amongst these giant trees. Redwoods are some of the tallest trees in the world, so we walked, and geocached, among some true gentle giants of the natural world.
For scale, the brown splotch in the middle of the trail is a guy on a horse.
We spent 5 hours in the park, found 12 geocaches, and walked 4.5 miles. I even hit a milestone along the way.
All in all it was a perfect day of geocaching. When we were finished at the park we headed to the coast and checked out Santa Cruz itself, but that is a story for a different post.