This is one of the largest Sitka spruce trees in the world … and is quite accessible. It is only a short walk from the road along Lake Quinault. So, it gets a lot of visitors. I was there as a child … (that’s me being held by my father). Since 1950, the shrubs have grown up around the base of the tree… this was taken on the back side of the photo above.
Top Photo: Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 24mm ISO 640 1/250 sec f/8.0