My you are tall

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When Jim and I went to the May 3 fundraiser for Cat House on the Kings, we came back through Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National Monument, and Sequoia National Forest. The whole area is full of tall, massive trees, specifically redwoods and sequoias.

The loop road we drove took us directly through the Giant Forest of sequoias, where five of the ten most massive living organisms are located. I had to take twelve pictures and then have Photoshop stitch them together to get just a part of the Giant Forest:

Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park

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The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) averages about 275 feet tall and 25 feet in diameter. The tallest sequoia measured 311 feet tall and the widest measured 56 feet in diameter.

I usually don’t like blogs that have pictures that are so big that you have to scroll to see all of a picture and never can get all of a picture on your screen. However, I thought it would be fun to include here a big picture of the big trees:

giant forest faa 2000 tall at 72 ppi

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21 thoughts on “My you are tall

  1. SmallHouseBigGarden

    hahaha I was expecting to open this post and see a pic of a Dutchman (tallest people in the world allegedly) and instead I find trees! LOL
    The Sequoia National Forest is someplace everyone should visit at least once. I was totally awestruck standing among those trees!
    Great post!


  2. LAMarcom

    I remember my mother taking me to see these magnificent trees (‘trees’ sounds like such an inadequate word here), back in The Sixties when we lived in Fremont.

    I was awed even at that tender young age. I still remember that day.
    Brilliant photos.
    Thank you very much for sharing them.


  3. stregajewellry

    Gorgeous photos but even with someone as good as you are, I’m almost sure that this is something that must be experienced to experience the full majesty and awe of these trees. I also enjoyed the cat video. I’m sending that link to my sister who rounds up strays in Florida and takes them to a vet to be neutered and released. She will love it. I think I would feel smothered with that many fat kitties LOL. I have one cat, Nosey and he does not want me to DO anything…….he needs to sit on my lap or be petted or follow me around. This lady must spend the larger part of her life taking care of all those creatures! That is real dedication.



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