Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Travel Photo of the Day: Giant Sequoia, Sequoia National Park, USA

This photo of a Giant Sequoia tree was taken in December 2009, right after the first snowfall in Sequoia National Park, California. There was almost nobody else in the park at that time, and it felt like we were alone in a peaceful, glittering white winter wonderland.  We crunched through the pristine snow to stare up in awe at the gigantic trees and crystal blue sky. Sequoias are some of the largest and oldest trees on earth, with the largest tree, The General Sherman, at 52,508 cubic feet (1,486.9 m3) and the oldest known tree at 3,500 years of age.

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