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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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Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Face in nature



Passing Through - Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Tourists stops to look at the giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Tourists stops to look at the giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Passing Through - Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Passing Through - Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Passing Through - Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Passing Through - Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

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Giant sequoia trees along the Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite National Park



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Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Park November 18, 20177606as

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Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Park November 18, 20177606as

After a couple days in Yosemite I made the move south to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I stayed in the Grant Grove Village area, but spent a full day in the Giant Forest. I Visited many of the same spots as in 2015, but also had a chance to see some new places! I really wanted to spend some time at the Four Guardsmen, the Parker Grove, and in the Round Meadow area.



Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Park November 18, 20177547as

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Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Park November 18, 20177547as

After a couple days in Yosemite I made the move south to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I stayed in the Grant Grove Village area, but spent a full day in the Giant Forest. I Visited many of the same spots as in 2015, but also had a chance to see some new places! I really wanted to spend some time at the Four Guardsmen, the Parker Grove, and in the Round Meadow area.