Yosemite’s mighty treedom

People spend their entire lives studying the trees in Yosemite National Park. Some of the world’s oldest, tallest, and most beautiful trees are found in Yosemite and the nearby Sierra National Forest.

Sequoias are the famed great giants, with the oldest and most magnificent being the Grizzly Giant, standing strong for 2,700 years. Really is something. It’s 30 feet thick and 20 stories tall. It’s in the Wawona region of Yosemite in the Mariposa Grove.

Check out prettysleepy’s blogpost for a good list of famous trees in Yosemite worth visiting. Good pictures, great explanations.

It would be silly not to mention the Avenue of the Giants here. The Avenue is a 31 mile scenic portion of highway located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Obviously you should get out of your car and hike through Founder’s Grove, Gould Grove, or the Burlington Beach trail. Redwoods are one of California’s claims to fame, so you should get well acquainted on this little excursion.

Other great spots for fulfilling treehugging fantasies include Praire Creek Redwoods State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and Redwood National and State Parks.

Stay tuned for more California nature buzz….

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