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The Giant Sequoia Tree - Nature's Largest Living Thing

If you have never seen one it is quite a site to behold. The Giant Sequoia tree is truly a marvel of nature. The tree can grow to a height of over 300 feet and some can have a diameter of over 30 feet at their base. Some Giant Sequoias are known to be over 3,200 years old making them among the oldest living organisms on the planet.

The trees have are only found in their natural environment in the western Sierra Nevada mountains in California. Experimental plantings have been started in places such as Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York and Vermont, but of course none of these trees even comes close to the size of the ones you will find in California.

I have had the privilege to see the Grizzly Giant in the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park and it is incredible. The base measures 28 feet in diameter and the first branch on the tree is about 100 feet up and is 6 feet in diameter. Here are some pictures of Giant Sequoias below taken by various people and posted at Flickr.com. Enjoy them, but try to make a trip to California some day to see the real thing.


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Big Trees

DaChu88 posted a photo:

Big Trees

Giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park



Inside A Giant Sequoia Tree (Sierra Nevada)

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Inside A Giant Sequoia Tree (Sierra Nevada)

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Muir Woods #2

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Muir Woods #2

Muir Woods, CA, EUA



Muir Woods #1

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Muir Woods #1

Muir Woods, CA, EUA



Sequoia National Park

Bryan the Roving Vagabond posted a photo:

Sequoia National Park

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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

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Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 31

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 39

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 36

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 50

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 38

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 49

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 51

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 44

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 55

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 53

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 23

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 10

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 1

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.



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Dave S Campbell posted a photo:

day 9 Sequoia forrest 4

Day 9 was spent in the Sequoia national park. We started the day in T-shirts and by the time we reached the top of the mountain the snow was higher than the car. We got to see the biggest tree in the world, hospital rock, tunnel rock and the museum but due to the snow some of the sights were inaccessible. Amazing place and an amazing road with a 5500ft climb in less than 25 miles.