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Tree of Life (aka Tree Root Cave)
Some people call it the Tree of Life. With its amazingly viewable roots seemingly supplying the tree with life despite having no soil, it seems to be immortal. Located just north of Kalaloch Lodge, near the Kalaloch Campground, "Tree Root Cave" features a tree like no other. Still breathing while its roots travel to nowhere. Erosion, having taken away its life supply, has not stopped the tree from thriving on the coast and leaving people speechless from a sight that has never been seen before.
How is the top so green? How has it not gone on to that big tree place in the sky? How has another tree not taken over like it so often happens in the tree circle of life? These questions have been asked so many times with no one really knowing how it keeps on going. So it became known to some as the Tree of Life.
Some people call it magical. A tree still standing despite having no roots to hold it in place during the intense storms that the coast is known for? There is no logical explanation for why it hasn't toppled over yet. Healthy trees fall victim to our vicious wind and rain, but this one is cemented in somehow without having an anchor system in place? Surely there has to be some magical powers involved. Surely the tree is magical if it can withstand things that take down even the healthiest of trees, right?
Some people call it a freak of nature... literally. It's a glitch; something that isn't supposed to happen. It isn't natural for a tree to be alive and well with its roots exposed and holding onto nothing but air. This tree goes against all the rules of science and biology. It shouldn't be standing. It shouldn't be alive. And yet, it is!
At Kalaloch, we just call it one more reason to come visit us. Magical? Probably not. A freak of nature? Perhaps. Another addition to the list of things that Kalaloch offers? Definitely! The list is long by the way... gorgeous coast, beautiful hikes, sunsets like nowhere else, cozy cabins, great food, friendly faces, etc.
We could go on, but we're talking about a tree right now and it's a tree that must be seen in person, such as when you vacation at Kalaloch.
Plan your trip to Kalaloch today and see the tree that everyone is talking about!