A Forest on the Move

Trail Thoughts and Musings

The hillsides in this area can be quite steep in some places. This combined with the abundant rainfall that occurs in the Winter months will often loosen a tree's grip on the firmament. The Santa Cruz mountains get an average of 60 inches of rain a year. This far exceeds the amount received by Seattle. Here, several trees have tilted precipitously and only the support of their neighbors prevent them from falling.

Werner Hager at cyberguide@cyberhikes.com
Last updated December 10, 1997.
Copyright 1996 by Werner W. Hager and Micromoms. All rights reserved.