I've always wanted to see those trees, and your pictures inspired my wife and I to start planning a trip North. There are the Sequoias and the Coastal Redwoods. It would take about a week of driving to visit both from here in So. Cal., but a lot of scenery along the way.
I grew up in an old farmhouse built before 1913. Its walls were built like a fence. Posts and long rails with 1x12 redwood planks nailed on them. Drove my mom nuts because when we kids were goofing around and banged against the walls, the wallpaper would crack. There were many leftover boards left over from converting a big garage into an apartment just after WWII, and we used them to build forts and such. My dad had a small tool house made of these planks and they insulated so well that my mom kept most of the 300 jars of jam and preserves out there so they'd stay cool even under the summer heat in L.A.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 06-02-2016 at 10:40 AM.