Seaquest’s Haunted Forest

Continuing the theme of Seaquest State Park that I started on Monday, this shot makes it easy to see both why some stands of timber in the park were thinned and why I thought those stands of forest looked fantastic at the same time.

Hiking the trails in the park near Castle Rock as a kid, we would pass through these seemingly vast stretches of trees whose branches started to grow and suddenly stopped because of their proximity to other trees. As moss grew on those branches, the entire feel of the forest became otherworldly over time — especially on a rainy day when some mist had set in further back.

I’m glad some of those stands of trees still exist, because they create fond memories of days spent hiking with my dad and brother, and also visiting my great-grandparents who used to live a quarter-mile from a side entrance to the park.

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