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Old 01-03-2014, 03:17 PM   #673
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Humboldt redwoods state park?
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On the Lewis and Clark Expedition there was a fellow explore with great shocks of flaming red hair. On seeing these huge magnicent trees Lewis remarked to the fellow explorer "See dar granddaddy trees Red?"
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:24 PM   #674
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Will the puns ever stop?
A bunch of hippies went to these trees in the Summer of Love. One Hippy with a slight speech problem exclaimed "Grovey, man Grovey."
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:59 PM   #675
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:12 PM   #676
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I guess it's time to go out on a limb here.

The place where these trees are are located, although they are giant ancestral trees are within an area known by an even larger feature. This place is not coastal but the bigger feature can be seen from the coast.
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Were these pictures taken in Olympic National Park?

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Old 01-03-2014, 06:49 PM   #678
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Were these pictures taken in Olympic National Park?

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Getting closer but you are a little too far northwest. From Olympic you should be able to easily see the big one the larger area is named after. Your post got me to google ONP. Never been there but it is now on my bucket list. I saw some internet photos of the same type of trees at Olympic.

Remember, once the bigger area is nailed you still need to name the specific point of interest within the larger context. This should be easy to do from the official website.

You're almost there!
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #679
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A couple more.
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Ok, I figured it out. You were on the "Grove of the Patriarchs Trail"

I've been all over Mt Rainier National Park, but 98% of the time was spent higher than where trees like that grow. Although I did camp somewhere near there about 40 years ago.

The US 101 loop around the Olympic Peninsula is worth spend a whole summer exploring. There are many interesting out the way sites on the side roads.

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Old 01-03-2014, 07:39 PM   #681
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Right again.

I was absolutely amazed by the size of the Red Cedars. Cedar trees around here are puny by comparsion. The other northwest tree I did not know was a giant was Douglas Fir.
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More trees

This tree is the largest in the world of its species. It gained that honor not by a growth spurt. The previous holder of that honor was in an adjacent state. That tree was shattered and mostly toppled by 120mph winds in 2007. That previous owner of the title is now known as the world's largest stump of the species. (no kidding) This species of tree played a significant part in an important event in our nation's history.

First of all where is it and what is it.

If you know that, you can probably figure out what event I am talking about.

(I don't know the people on the picture).

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Sherman Tree, a Giant Sequoia, Sequoia National Park, California.
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Sherman Tree, a Giant Sequoia, Sequoia National Park, California.
No, it is the largest of a species of large trees, but not that species.

If you were standing at the base of the tree, you would have this view or one very close to it.
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# 682 ... Sitka Spruce
Used in wartime airplane construction for structural members because of its light weight and strength.
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No, it is the largest of a species of large trees, but not that species.

If you were standing at the base of the tree, you would have this view or one very close to it.
That picture looks like it was taken at the Lodge at Lake Quinalt in the Olympic Rain Forest. Similar to this one, except your's seems to be taken towards the right looking at the boat dock area????: If it is not the Sitka, it may be the Western Red Cedar. I was nearly standing under it, but don't remember. I guess I couldn't see the tree for the forest (the lake, the people, the....).
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