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Spent the weekend roaming the redwoods, lush with green from El Niño’s rain.

Redwood National Park, CA. March 2016. (Instagram)

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Bears Everywhere in Giant Sequoia National Park

For my sisters birthday we went camping and hiking in Giant Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. It’s fall time, the sugar pine cones have just fallen, and with a drought in California the bears are in close proximity with humans. We thought we’d be lucky to see one bear. But everywhere we went there were bears. It was unreal and awesome. We saw 17 unique bears over the course of two days. Several were cute babies and they were  munching on sugar pine cones, fattening up for hibernation. 

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On Thursday and Friday, I road tripped up to Redwood National Park and the surrounding areas with my good buddy Adam. Being in the presence of some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world is incredibly humbling! Some of the trees we saw were well over 330 feet (100 meters) tall. Also, taking a gondola ride through a redwood forest was one of the cooler things I’ve ever done.

Redwood NP, Trees of Mystery, and Avenue of the Giants, CA. May 2015.

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California–  in the last month me and Sadie camped in the giant sequoias, hiked by Half Dome and swam under yosemite falls and under El Cap’ in Yosemite NP,  and camped our way up the coast.  We saw dolphins, seals, bears, elk and more, we were so damn lucky to have such a good trip

FACT #114:

Where is the biggest tree in the world?

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The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth.

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Happy holidays from all of us at Interior! We’re celebrating the day with this beautiful pic of snowy ❄️ sequoias from Sequoia National Park in California 🎄. Sequoia is home to the world’s largest trees, and there’s no better place to see them than at the park’s Giant Forest. Pictured here are Ned by Ed in the Round Meadow. Photo courtesy of Steve Bumgardner.

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Spring is in the air!

This cool video was captured a couple weeks ago in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest. The hummingbird – called Anna’s Hummingbird – is getting nectar from a snow plant. Only found in California and a small piece of Nevada and southern Oregon, snow plants are a pretty rare sight. These plants lack the color green (and chlorophyll), so they nourish themselves on fungus found in forest floor soils. Video courtesy of Steven Bumgardner.