It’s a pretty quick take on a very big park. The intro:

There’s a tree-hugger born every minute at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

The seductive charms of the park’s towering ancient redwoods become evident the minute you step on a trail. Before long these trees seem more like national treasures – the idea of chopping one down for lumber makes about as much sense as knocking down the Washington Monument for a highway bypass. Good luck working up the nerve to cut your own Christmas tree in December.

The column distills two hikes from last month: Big Basin from the back side and Big Basin minus the waterfalls.