It's got nothing to do with venture capital or technology, but rather one of my volunteer activities that I have discussed here before. Today's Tom Stienstra column highlights the Candelabra redwood tree in Butano State Park, (re)discovered by a party including yours truly a few years back. It's now reached by the trail described in the column, which I helped engineer and construct as part of a merry band of Trail Center volunteers.
There's a picture of the Candelabra from discovery day linked from the column - that's me reclining at right. You can tell that's not my weekday working clothes, but you can't see the coating of sweat and poison oak (I'm immune, TG) resulting from crawling through the brush, retracing an abandoned logging road visible on old aerial photos. Contra the credits caption, the photo was actually shot by Dave Croker, the third member of the survey party.
There's another tree photo featuring our intrepid trail builders linked from my earlier post. This is likely not the best season to hike out on the soggy Coastside, but the tree is quite an amazing sight and easily reached by walkers of modest ability and experience once the ground dries up in spring.