Coming across stumps like this really quiets the mind. The trees along BC's west coast used to be towers that would block out the sky. They were thicker than most men were tall, but we rapidly reduced their populations for our industries. The remains of these giants can still be seen in places, as this one was, slowly decaying as younger trees grow all around them. It's hard to think that we may never see such giants growing naturally again, as we almost all too often cut them down before they get a chance to climb to those once-thought impossible heights.