750-year-old sequoia: Sequoia National Park, California
I like trees in general but every once in awhile I’ll run into one that really takes my breath away.
(Now that’s a big-ass tree!)
The first time I saw giant trees like this was in 1985 in Muir Woods in Northern California about 12 or so miles north of San Francisco.
They must be experienced to be believed. No amount of description will do them justice.
(Photo Credit: Michael Nichols/National Geographic Creative)
Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California, in the United States. It was established on September 25, 1890. The park spans 404,063 acres (631.35 sq mi; 1,635.18 km2). Encompassing a vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet (4,000 m), the park contains among its natural resources the highest point in the contiguous 48 United States, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet (4,421 m) above sea level. The park is south of and contiguous with Kings Canyon National Park; the two are administered by the National Park Service together.