At long last, we had found it, the legendary Albino Redwood! Hearing about it in Dubai, TWO YEARS earlier, it had temporarily slid from memory until a reception lady at the RV place where we were staying gave hint of an Albino Redwood in the park, one of 60 left in the whole entire WORLD! Unfortunately, we had no light left to go tree hunting that day. The next day we left to explore the park to look at all the humongous redwoods, and to see the Albino Redwood, but despite directions and walking around the supposed location, we couldn’t find a trace!
Coming back to the RV Park pretty bummed, we soon asked another receptionist for confirmation of where the Albino Redwood was.Getting a totally different answer than before, we went out that afternoon for another hunt. Going past the freeway, we turned into a pull off and pulled off, (logically,) and followed an unmarked trail for about a thousand feet until we rounded a ridge and saw it. Pure white, the Albino Redwood uses NO photosynthesis, but instead, takes the life out of other trees, earning the mysterious nickname, The Vampire Tree. When we saw it, we didn’t see the tree at first because so much of it was dead, but as soon as we recognized it, we new it was the one and soon started snapping pictures like crazy. You definitely CAN NOT miss it because it looks so different from the other trees, pure white needles that look so unreal. Though it may not be as big as the other redwoods, it was certainly my favorite.