This is the view of the tree as you come down the trail. It's
I first saw it in 1996, though this particular picture was taken in
1999. In some of the previous pictures, you could see how
the tree was. In this picture, there's no green on it, even
though the trees in the background are covered in leaves.
how red the rocks of the canyon are. You can probably
where the name Red Cliffs came from, huh? The cottonwood tree
obviously a very large tree, but how large isn't necessarily apparent
in this view.
From this vantage point, the real size of the trunk becomes
apparent. The tree is situated on a hillside and the rock I
on is on the uphill side and covers up a good deal of the height of the
trunk. It really is an unusual tree.