Redwood Scenery 2: Ossagon Trail

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As I noted in my earlier “Redwood Scenery” post, redwoods are best photographed in the fog. Frequently, especially in the summer months, the northcoast of California is visited by low hanging stratus clouds. Many redwoods that grow at lower elevation can’t quite reach these low hanging clouds. But that isn’t a particularly serious issue. Simply go up to some higher elevation redwoods and you’ll find trees reaching out into the clouds. The Damnation Creek Trail may be the best place to photograph redwoods at draped in fog. Another good location is the first section of the Ossagon Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The trail is off of Drury Scenic Parkway, just before road ascends to a ridge:

The trail itself leads all the way to the beach:

But it’s only the first quarter a mile, which runs through a forest of immense redwoods, that concerns us. Here’s some images from that section of the trail: