Widening Fern Canyon
The canyon is now shrouded with lush five-fingered ferns, dark green sword ferns, and elicate lady ferns. Scouring winter floods periodically rush through the canyon, sweeping debris from its floor. Spruce and red alder saplings often survive for a few years on small terrace ledges, but they rarely reach maturity before falling off or being swept away.
Fern Canyon Trail @ Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Redwoods National and State Parks, California