Sunday, January 2, 2011

Photo from California Trip 2010. General Sherman and the kids.

Standing 275' high with a circumference at the base of 102', the General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park in California is the most massive tree in the world.  Its volume is estimated at 52,500 cubic feet, (my rough calculation says thats around 400 cords of wood!)  and its age is said to be between 2,200 and 2,700 years.  An awesome sight to behold along with all the other giant sequoia trees in the park.  The 45 minute drive up mountain roads to the Giant Forest is incredible as well.  My daughter thought otherwise about the drive and promptly deposited her lunch in the parking lot as soon as we got out of the car. 

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