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Avatar Grove

The Avatar Grove, northeast of Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island’s west coast, was recently developed with trails that may be traversed by young and old (but not for wheelchairs). Once you have arrived there, the last so many miles travelling on very rough roads, it is both amazing and accessible.


As a park Avatar Grove goes down to the Gordon River with impressive decay and impressive trees,


but the park really is famous for its gnarled trees and many of those are unforgettable.


Trail blazers have spent, as volunteers, countless hours on building the beautiful trails and made this forest accessible. For people visiting Vancouver Island a sidetrip to see this forest will be memorable indeed.

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Hope you enjoyed this little trip despite the horrible logging road. May see you there some time.

About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

2 responses to “Avatar Grove

  1. wolke205

    Just wow!! Impressive and unforgettable for sure 🙂 Nice to read from you again. Maybe you remember me. Best regards, Frauke

    • Frauke, of course I remember you: wedding, pets, beautiful photography, etc. I Look forward to perusing your blog again soon. Glad you like this blog entry. Both decay and majestic beauty show in this ancient forest.

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