redwood memories

California newt, by John Wright

Redwood Memories


Our staff shares their fondest memories of being in the tall trees

Visitors holding hands around a giant sequoia

Memories of Redwoods and Sequoia


I was born in a small rural town in the state of Nayarit in Mexico, where the “outdoors” was all around—outside. My memories of that time include playing in the river, running on dirt paths, and walking with family into the foothills to pick pitaya and guamuchile fruits.

Steve Cheney and I enjoy a break on the Lawrence Merriam Memorial Grove bench on the Little Bald Hills Trail.

It’s the Moments


On Friday afternoon I met Steve Chaney, the superintendent of Redwood National Park, in the small visitor center at Hiouchi in Del Norte county. After 39 years with the National Park Service and five years at Redwood National Park, Steve …