President's Day was beautiful along the Bay Area coast, and lucky me I had the day off. I headed down to Butano for some late afternoon hiking. I didn't bring a tripod since I was making tracks, but on a few shots it would have helped -- redwood forests can be dark even on sunny days.

Everything was green!

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Double Giants, Butano photo

Double Giants

These giants were probably part of the same fairy circle, and grew together over time.

Double Redwoods, Butano photo

Double Redwoods

SE towards Big Basin, Butano photo

SE towards Big Basin

Looking SE towards Big Basin SP, which is just over the ridge.

View from Gazos trail, Butano photo

View from Gazos trail

On the way back I took Gazos trail, which adds some extra elevation but the views are worth it on the way down. The foothills along the coast are so green at this time of year.

Redwoods, Butano photo


Cliffs of Insanity, Butano photo

Cliffs of Insanity

On the drive back, some of the cliffs along the way are huge. I've nicknamed these the Cliffs of Insanity.

Cliffs north of Tunitas Beach, Butano photo

Cliffs north of Tunitas Beach