Monday, December 27, 2010

The Giant Forest - Sequoia National Forest, California

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Known as the Giant Sequoia, or the Redwoods, are found naturally on the slopes of the Sierra Mountains in California only.

The Largest of them All - the General Sherman holds the 1st rank in the World at around 275 feet tall, spanning a diameter of 36 feet, with a circumference of about 100 feet at the base, and weighing in at about 2,100 tons!  Believed to be anywhere from 2,300 to 2,700 years old, this beast  has left a mark on my memory forever, just like the snowball fight I had with Mayci!

The Entrance into the Giant Forest.

As we drove through the mist on our drive upward, we were welcomed by these wonders that had divided the road in front of us. - >

< - On the Road to the Sequoias, literally.

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