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Published: August 18th 2009
world largest tree
I packed up early and headed to Sequoia N.P. this morning. The first stop was the groove of General Grant Tree, the worlds 3rd largest living tree. The size of those giants is absolutely unreal. It looks as if they are made out of plastic, too enormous to be real.
After that I went to the groove of General Sherman Tree, the worlds largest tree, with a volume of over 2.7 million lbs. It is quite awe-inspiring to be standing next to another living thing that began its journey in life 200 years before Jesus walked the earth. The forests of these giants possess great wisdom indeed. It was definitely one of the most memorable experiences of my life.
After catching a few more of the odds and ends of the park I headed south to the coast. It took about 4 hours to get to Simi Valley, just outside of L.A. I finally saw the first familiar face I’ve seen since I left the Twin Cities. Trotty and I did some catching up and had a few cold ones for old times sake.
Tomorrow it is off to the Pacific so I can taste some salt water for the first
general grant tree
time in over 2 years.
Lesson of the day: To all my friends & family- Never forget, even for one second, that you are a citizen in the greatest country in the history of the world and it is your God-given right, no… rather obligation, to go out and get your slice of the pie.
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