These photos don't show how huge it is. Scroll down to the first link. It will help show the size in comparison to humans.
The famous sitka spruce is above - other beautiful trees in the parking area are below.
A cool tree in the parking area. I was still getting used to how green this state is. It was quite a contrast to the (equally beautiful in other ways) arid Colorado desert and mountains.
Another tree in the parking area. The shade was deep. I don't remember if the day was warm, or not, but it was cool here under the trees. I loved the dense feeling of the woods, even here along the highway.
I dated the post for the date I took the pictures, September 5, 2001, but I'm writing this on December 7, 2008. Last year's storm brought down the big spruce. I haven't gone back to see the ruins of the tree, but I heard about it at the time. It seems to be more noted in death than in life. I'm glad I had a chance to see it. Here are some links: