Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Giants

The SW of Western Australia, especially around Walpole and Manjimup is known for its tall trees. I've seen lots of trees before, some of them quite tall, but I wasn't prepared for the size of these!
This tree is the Diamond Tree Lookout near Manjimup. Towers were built at the top of these trees for fire lookouts. You can kind of see the lookout in the second picture.
There is a ladder of spikes running all the way up.

Here are some crazy people climbing it! I wasn't game. Nor did I have the energy.

Amos looking thrilled at the prospect of another bumpy road

The pictures really don't do justice to the size of these trees!