|SOURCE – SFGate
I\’ve been in bed all morning – grieving. My old stomping grounds, where memories have been made are mostly gone. Big Basin is gone. The oldest state park in California, Big Basin Redwoods, has been ravaged by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire that swept through San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties this week. The fire was reported to have destroyed multiple structures in the park, including the historic headquarters, the nature center, campgrounds and to have damaged many of the ancient redwoods, some nearly 2000 years old.
Established in 1902, Big Basin is California\’s oldest state park. It forms part of the Northern California coastal forests ecoregion and contains the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco.