The “Klootchy Creek Giant” (also known as the Seaside Spruce) is a Sitka spruce that stands 216 feet tall, measures 56 feet in circumference at breast height and has a crown that spreads 93 feet.
I found this in my files from the summer. My boyfriend and I were so excited to take a lot of photos of the area! Unfortunately, he took out the camera and shot this photograph right before the camera battery died.
For future info: It’s off of US 26, 2.5 miles east of Highway 101 in Klootchy Creek County Park.
Update: This photo is used and credited in the book, Oregon Curiosities. Check it out!
It’s difficult to get and idea of how large this tree really is in your photo. Amazing in real life. My aunt and uncle live just past the sitka spruce and the area is beautiful. Worth a stop if anyone is on the way to Seaside.
Posted by: kelly at February 2, 2006 03:39 PM
Arrgh! I want the Nikon D70 so bad. Excellent shot, love the colors, contrast, and the overall compisition.
Posted by: Kathan at February 3, 2006 08:27 PM