Dangerous Ground took us to the land of the Sasquatch, the legendary ape-human of the Pacific Northwest forests. That's not him in the picture above, although I could understand the misinterpretation. That's actually me taking a rare selfie at the Golden Gate Bridge. We were only an hour into our journey, and we had 200+ miles to go, but we couldn't resist being tourists for a moment. It was a wonderfully clear day in the Bay Area.
This new series is called "on dangerous ground",
but in this instance the danger was more to the trees than to us. We
were inland, far from the dangers of tsunamis, but not far enough inland
to be threatened by volcanic eruptions in the Cascades. Giant
earthquakes have no doubt knocked a few of these trees over, but some of
these ancient giants have survived five or six of the magnitude 9
tremors that have shaken the region in the last 2,000 years. No, the
real danger is us, and what we've done to this ancient forest.
But belief, no matter how fervently felt, doesn't prove much...