Cruising the backwoods

I got out on the bike for a few rides this spring, out among the big trees. Big Basin Redwoods State Park is only a short ride from the house — round trip of a little more than 20 miles or so — and there are several low-traffic roads to cycle on, here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here’s a few pics:

Big Basin Redwoods Bike Selfie
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, spring 2018


Here’s a sense of perspective and proportion on the size of the above-pictured redwood:

Big Basin Redwoods Bike Big Tree
Spring, 2018: This is not a tiny bike, it’s a big tree


Big Basin Redwoods Bike
My Bianchi likes the redwoods, Spring 2018






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Jonathan Erdman

Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

2 thoughts on “Cruising the backwoods”

  1. We LOVED our trip to the Big Basin. The trees really are ginormous!!! And so breath-takingly beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I figured that was just a Barbie bike you put up against some tree!! (Just kidding)

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