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This is the Old Veteran Cypress tree on the North Shore Trail of the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. It has been carbon dated to approximately one thousand years old. The hillside has eroded beneath it exposing its root structure (click on the image to see it better). But it still sits there magnificently. The more I look at this image, the more I expect to see a gnome peeking out from around the trunk of the tree.