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That's my wife standing next to a Giant Sequoia that was cut down in the mid 1800's. It's at Big Trees State Park in California.

That's my daughter standing next to the biggest living tree in the park.

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We planning a trip there later this summer. It must be an awesome sight to see. So many things to do and see so little time.

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Great pictures Will. I have always wanted to see those trees.

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you think the park rangers will miss it???

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'If you can move it you can keep it'
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where do you want yours delivered...
for a modest shipping and handling fee...

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That's a great old photo!!!
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yup...
and think of the saw...

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I've always wanted to see those trees, and your pictures inspired my wife and I to start planning a trip North. There are the Sequoias and the Coastal Redwoods. It would take about a week of driving to visit both from here in So. Cal., but a lot of scenery along the way.

I grew up in an old farmhouse built before 1913. Its walls were built like a fence. Posts and long rails with 1x12 redwood planks nailed on them. Drove my mom nuts because when we kids were goofing around and banged against the walls, the wallpaper would crack. There were many leftover boards left over from converting a big garage into an apartment just after WWII, and we used them to build forts and such. My dad had a small tool house made of these planks and they insulated so well that my mom kept most of the 300 jars of jam and preserves out there so they'd stay cool even under the summer heat in L.A.
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There's actually several groves. Yosemite has the General Sherman tree, which is said to be the biggest tree in the world. Sequoia trees actually reach the physical limit in height that a tree can attain. They can't push water any higher up the trunk. On the coast well north of San Francisco is Drive Thru Tree State Park. And yes, the tree is still alive.

Here's a shot of looking straight up at a couple.


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