Video: Alder Creek in Winter

With snow in the Sierra, we thought this would be a great time to share this video of Alder Creek covered in white. The massive cinnamon trunks of these ancient sequoia stand out beautifully against the snow. We’re inching closer to our goal of $15.65 million to purchase and protect this incredible landscape for future generations.

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Over 700 generous donors helped us cross the finish line to hit our Giving TREESday goal to raise $50,000. Those funds, matched by the Bently Foundation, will go directly to help purchase Alder Creek, the world’s last significant unprotected giant Continued

Video: Skiing at Alder Creek


Now that there’s snow on the ground in the Sierra, we thought it would be fun to share these clips of when we explored Alder Creek last winter on skis. This is a wild landscape, and skis are perhaps the most efficient way to see it in winter.

5 Responses to “Video: Alder Creek in Winter”

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    David LeRoux

    I am reminded of the wondrous days and nights I spent there on the hill in the 1990s. Playing my music for the rangers, locals and visitors summers and winters at Carl and Lynn Tapia’s Ceder Slope Inn. Visiting the grand Stagg tree by day and slipping into the deep woods by night walking the path by memory followed by a bear as if protecting the trees. The day I quietly walked through a herd of deer hiding from hunters deeper in than the hunters dared to go. The darker than black nights suddenly illuminated by a sky so full of stars or the moon full and mysterious accentuated by the hoot of the California spotted owl. The day I rounded a bend coming face to face with a bear, she as startled as I; the two of us instinctively, slowly, moving round each other each trying not to spook the other. Neither making eye contact nor looking away until there was a good and safe distance she stopped and lowering her head as if to thank me she turned and bolted up into the forest.

    As much as we love to explore, as much as we love to be as if we belong there, this is home to countless other creatures. It is a home that was theirs long before we came and must remain theirs long after we have gone.

    Remember this: The majestic Stagg was alive and growing before the birth of Jesus. This land, Alder Creek is owned more by it than by any man. It is our duty to protect those that have no voice. Once destroyed this land can never be restored.

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      Faby Gonzalez

      Thank you for these words . It is so true . I hope I go before any of this beauty perishes.

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    Mitchell Johns

    Awesome video of a magnificent grove of trees and mountains. I remain optimistic that It will come to be soon…. we will come to a spiritual and GAIA earth realization that saving the trees is a prerequisite to saving the earth for all the life reasons.

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    Ginger Young

    Thanks for sharing the true natural beauty of this season!
    Wishing everyone a lovely holiday time & a bountiful 2020!
    Best regards,

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    Christine Meleg

    If nothing else, this video clearly illustrates why Alder Creek needs to be saved as it is now. Forever!


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