|Some photographs from a quick weekend trip to get away from it all
(and try out my new digital camera) at the Humboldt Redwoods,
about a four hour drive north of San Francisco.
Each of the photographs below is a link to a larger photo.
A flat spot to pitch the tent, a picnic table, fire ring, and a
spacious food locker to keep the critters out of the grub - what more
could anyone ask for? The water
faucet was right at the road, and flush toilets and hot (coin-operated)
showers were a short walk down the road.
My previous tent was a 1970-something hand-me-down White Stag pup tent. During the last trip out I noticed it was getting really musty and starting to show some real signs of wear.
The new tent is also a two person tent, but it is much quicker to set up. Two long aluminum poles are fastened at opposing corners forming large hoops that cross at the center. The tent fabric attaches to the hoops to give the tent its shape and a third pole forms a third hoop around the tent's mid-section and helps to further pull the sides out.
The tent has a large wedge-shaped section that zips back for ventilation; it's more of a skylight than a window.
In inclimate or damp weather a rain fly keeps the tent dry and forms a small vestibule at the entrance for boots and gear.
Avenue of the Giants....
© 2000 - Thomas Brightbill