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Winter (December 2001) California Redwoods and Waterfalls: The Berry Creek Falls Loop in the Forest of Big Basin State Park.
by J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

December: the redwood forest comes alive in winter. Check out this December report on for birds, animals, and flowers, as well as the swollen creeks and waterfalls among the magnificent trees on the Berry Creek Falls Loop Trail. And see recent monthly reports:

December 2001

Cold, overcast, rainy. Most the annual rainfall (average 48 inches) occurs. Temperatures vary from highs in the 50's to lows in the 20's.

A pleasant hike on Christmas Day. Eight fellow hikers along the trail. Dozens of visitors near Park H.Q. Cool, cloudy weather.

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