Feb 14, 2002
The Styx River Valley, about 50 miles northwest of Hobart.
You're looking down from the platform of the world’s tallest treesit, in Tasmania, Australia. Way down in the late afternoon shadows is the ground, 65 meters (about 200 feet) below. The tree (named Gandalf’s Staff by locals) is a Eucalyptus Regnans, otherwise known as a Tasmanian oak or swamp gum, the dominant tree species in the area. These are the largest hardwood forests left on the planet. The boot is leather, and is on my left foot.
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