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Sequoia National Park Local Customs: 16 reviews and 22 photos

  D walks through two halves of the same tree
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Giant sequoias are so big it is difficult to gage from photos and even seeing one in the distance sheds little light on their immensity due to their being next to other large trees. To get some perspective, the National Park provides some interesting facts. The largest of these trees are as high as a 26 story building and the diameter of their base as long as several streets. Some of the trees in the park are estimated to be 2700 years old. There are older trees like the 5000 year old bristle-cone pines also in California and taller trees like their coastal cousin, the redwood but the sequoia remains the most awe-inspiring. Standing next to the giant wonders may give you an idea of how massive they are but truly what it does is show how small and short-lived we are.

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  • Written Oct 6, 2009
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