so there’s this Tree. it’s in glen helen, and it’s a sculptural masterpiece. no manmade sculpture comes close, in my opinion. it’s just perfectly graceful in death. it’s been around a while, judging from all the inscriptions carved into it. i’ve adopted it, and can’t seem to get enough photos to do it justice. thus, once again i’m devoting one whole post to the same tree. so call me a treehugger.
the rest of the hike, to the famous yellow (irony) springs, waterfall, creek, woods full of contrasting green and colors, fascinating fungi, and even some flowers holding on, will follow. we were glad to see expansion of the boardwalk, although it’s not technically a wetlands.