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Thursday, September 08, 2005

 

Harry Knowles' take on the Oregon coast

I couldn't make it out to coast for Alamo Drafthouse's screening of the Goonies last week but Harry Knowles, of Ain't It Cool News fame, was there. Apparently, he and his family drove from Medford up I-5 and over to Astoria. Here's his take on the World's Largest Spruce Tree:

"Then we spotted a sign saying, 'World’s Largest Spruce Tree.' You have to cross this one lane rickety bridge over a river that was...interesting. Then you enter the forest canopy. This is awesome. In here you can see that all of the Christmas trees have their branches covered with green moss. Really gorgeous. The tree is enormous. Being from Austin, I'm a tree freak – and seeing a Christmas tree that's 56 ft around and 200 – some odd feet tall...well, biggest and oldest Christmas tree ever. That's cool."


My first trip to the tree was probably while I was still in the womb so it's weird to see an out-of-towner's take on the coast. Knowles refers to Haystack Rock and the Needles as "the three rocks."

For his rundown on the event along with photos click here.

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