GiantsSometimes nature can seem so random, thousands of years after the fact. The San Pedro Parks Wilderness borders the Valles Caldera, a nature preserve in northern New Mexico. The soil is rich and fertile from volcanic deposits and the almost daily rainfall. This makes the ground almost swampy and the grass thick and smooth, like a well-manicured lawn.

It also makes the trees grow to dizzying heights that seem impossible to believe from down below. These giants tower above the meadows growing so close together it’s impossible to walk more than a few feet deep into their intertwined branches.

I’m pretty sure this is a remnant of Fangorn if there ever was one.


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