Finding Helios– the 2nd Tallest Tree

I am happy to report that I returned to Redwood National Park this past week and was able to successfully accomplish something I have wanted to do for a long time.  You might recall that last year, I was able to become only the 3rd person or group in history to find Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world, when I found the titan tree hiding somewhere in Redwood National Park.  My next goal was the find the world’s 2nd tallest, which is known as Helios.  Helios was even more difficult to find and I beat tremendous odds in tracking it down, thus becoming the 2nd confirmed person in history to find the tree since the original discoverers found it 6 years ago.  You can read the full account of my successful search about 1/2 way down the page (after the 1st video) at this link– http://www.panamintcity.com/hyperion/hyperionredwood.html

Steve & Stefan in Redwood National Park (Oct. 2012)

Steve & Stefan in Redwood National Park (Oct. 2012)