This last Saturday, I celebrated the arrival of spring with a day hike up Ventana Creek and Doolins Hole Creek.
I hadn't got a very early start, so I didn't have much time. I was also hiking solo, so I wasn't about to try anything particularly adventurous. I wasn't able to find the Doolins Hole albino redwood. Perhaps it didn't survive the 2008 fire, or maybe I just didn't go far enough up the creek. More likely I simply overlooked it. Ventana Creek was as bad as its reputation: deadfall upon deadfall. I was ultimately turned backed by a pile of several redwood logs. I didn't have time to go much farther. I'll have to find another fool to try this with me for an overnighter some time.
Photos by Dan Jensen, 2014.