Los Osos Oaks 1: Giant Creatures

Coast Live Oak branches stretch out like tentacles, Los Osos Oaks State Natural Preserve, California; August 2021.

I’m continuing with photographs from our Central Coast trip at the end of August today. After our Pecho Coast hike on the Point Buchon Trail we had a late lunch and rested for a bit before we went to the Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve. This is an ancient oak forest with gnarled trees up to 800 years old, and you haven’t really seen California’s Coast Live Oaks until you’ve seen these. They’re absolutely astonishing!

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