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Bidwell Park, Chico, CA is 11 miles in length and an important part of the Chico community. A long, skinny park with a significant presence in the downtown area and wandering out to the buttes beyond the town, it provides many areas for a variety of activities.

In 1937-8 Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland starred in"The Adventures of Robin Hood" and were filmed in the lower park area which was used as Sherwood Forest.

Big Chico Creek runs through the entire park, with a section blocked off by a small dam creating a 300’ swimming pool . Grassy areas with large oak and sycamore trees provide wonderful shade-all areas are free of charge.

This morning a lot of smoke was in the air, a large fire in Plumas National Forest had been burning for about a week and the smoke was drifting down into Chico creating the mist like look. This fire burned for another 3 weeks and was finally contained after burning over 75,000 acres.

Bidwell Park
Chico, Calif

Nikon D3200 1/160 @ f/9 ISO-400 55mm
taken 8/12/12 8:06am


trees, park, smoke, sunlight, chico, bidwell, movie

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Thank you Julie, for both taking a look and the favorite:) Sandy

    – seeya

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    The beauty of the forest wilderness!!! A wonderful capture!!! Bill

  • Hi Bill, what is so great about this wilderness is that it is in the downtown area of Chico! Thanks for the wonderful comments:) Sandy

    – seeya

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful shot, nice light

  • Appreciate your comments, ilpo:) It was strange to see all the smoke from the fire yet the great light coming through the trees:) Sandy

    – seeya

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 1 year ago

    Superb image!

  • I Bela, I appreciate your favorite and kind words along with the favorite:) Sandy

    – seeya

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 1 year ago

    A very lovely photograph with beautiful light on the trees

  • Thank you Thea, it is a lovely, enjoyable area. Sandy

    – seeya

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Fosterover 1 year ago

    A very interesting shot and description Sandy!

  • There is so much going on here that I had to cut back on a lot of the info. Thanks, Sandra for your comments:) Sandy

    – seeya

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture, Sandy! And can understand why Robin Hood was filmed in the nearby area. You’re right – it looks like mist in the background rather than the ominous smoke from a forest fire….Imagine, 75,000 acres – gone! :(

  • When my daughter was doing her undergraduate work she attended college here and we bought a house for her to live in and rented out two of the extra bedrooms. My ex and I loved the town and surrounding areas so we visited there quite often. I followed the reports of the fire daily, and was very sad when it encompassed a lake where we would camp. Thanks so much Laurie for the fave and the wonderful reply:) Sandy

    – seeya

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 1 year ago

    Beautiful, there’s a real atmosphere about this image, with the smoke and light.

  • Thank you Tracy, it is a lovely area and while the smoke affected everyone’s breathing and eyes, it did create another dimension for the shot. Sandy

    – seeya

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairover 1 year ago

    Wow, this is so beautiful!

  • Hi Maisie, nice to meet you! If the movies have to steal some forest from the UK this is a great place to start:) Thanks for stopping by and commenting:) Sandy

    – seeya

  • theaussie
    theaussieover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot Sandy. Hope you are well

  • Hi Phil, thanks so much for the kind words. Doing well, just getting ready for family to come into town for our Thanksgiving holiday! What’s is happening in your hemisphere? Sandy

    – seeya

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