The exposed ancient roots of a giant sequoia tree.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park is located at the mid-elevation level of the western Sierra Nevada three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4. Although a mixed conifer forest, the giant sequoias dominate the ponderosa pines, sugar pines, incense cedars and white fir.
Some of the giant sequoias are thought to be as old as 2,000 years. They can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet. These are the largest trees we've ever seen. The giant sequoias and the California (coast) redwoods are enormous trees that exist primarily in Northern California, Oregon and Washington. While they have similar characteristics, they are different species. This state park is a must see if you are in Northern California.
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Having Cathleen in the color photo really gives a sense of scale. Love both images!
Yes, having her in there really gives it a reality check on sizes.
Wonderful to see your work again! Beautiful!! and definitely a place to see! Thanks, Marty!
Thanks Ets. It’s to get back to photography again.
You’ve captured the awe-inspiring nature of these trees. Beautiful.
Thank you Miye.
Glad to see you and your photos back
Thank you Bee! I’m glad to have some new images to post (more to come).
Great photos, as always. You never disappoint!!!
We enjoyed the walk, Marty! I knew your camera would do something great with it!
Thanks Marty. Beautiful photo. Bicycling in France right now. My blog is leftcoastEU.blospot.com
WOW! Beautiful; your use of black and white is stunning!
This is an amazing image! Beautiful!
Thank you laurie.
Wow, unbelievable! What images and as before, beautiful shots.
Thank you Janet.