Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yosemite National Park Part III

After leaving Glacier Point, we drove to the southern most part of the park to visit the Giant Sequoias at Mariposa Grove. Giant Sequoias are the largest living thing. Coastal Redwoods are taller but due to the width of the Giant Sequoia's trunk and branches their bulk is greater.

Here the children are standing in front of the remaining root structure of a Giant Sequoia that fell over 300 years ago.

Will standing inside the remains of a Giant Sequoia stump.

This is the Grizzly Giant. Can you see the people at the base? It is 210 feet tall and believed to be around 2,000 years old. It is the oldest tree in the Mariposa Grove.

The Joyner clan tries to encircle a Giant Sequoia. They were only able to reach about 2/3 of the way around.

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