This Sequoia is call "The Fallen Monarch". This is in the Lower Grove. (approximately 4-5,000 ft up) I believe you are seeing snow-chunks too.

I like this photo since humans can't seem to keep from gazing skyward at these gargantuan trees. I did. Numerous times.

Sequoias always stand out in a forest. The forest is typically comprised of various pines and furs these parts. (and I thought the pines were large ...humpf!)


whoa ....sequoia next to a teenage pine and adult fur.

Can ya identify the youg sequoia?

perspective (my favorite)

We hiked from the Lower Grove to the Upper Grove(6,500 feet) of Mariposa. We saw alotta Sequoias(fully grown and baby too).


Fire cannot seem to kill these trees, simply effects the bottoms. Fire is needed to open the sequoia cones(small). Actually the literature says "fire, flood or a tree falling on them".

This Sequoia was named "Clothespin Sequoia".

Here is the Upper Grove. You can see the snow at this elevation. You are looking at the Museum(which was closed due to weather). It was May22!!! Look at the size of these trunks next to the Museum. Whoa!

Look at how close these 2 large-large trees are. This is not unusual since Sequoias can merge roots and drink water as one root system. No competition.

The tree is called "Giant Grizzly Sequoia". Biggest in Mariposa. One limb on this tree(you can see it) is 7+ feet in diameter.

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