Only 50 permits are issued each day to limit the number of visitors who are allowed to hike the Tall Trees Trail in Redwood National Park. The area that this trail encompasses is home to several of the world's top ten tallest trees.
Being around these giants, which are over 2,000 years old, was a humbling and uplifting experience.
The tallest tree is about 367' high. To give you an idea of how high that is look for me, circled in red, in the below photo for comparison.
I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to see some of the few remaining magnificent Redwoods and I fervently hope that the greed that drives people to cut these beauties down will be replaced with the peace that these trees freely share with us. Currently, less than 4% of the original Redwoods remain.
I've never seen a bee like this. Does anyone know what it's called?