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janetb 06-21-2007 09:08 PM

Humbled by nature
 
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Ever feel a little temporary?

uwe 06-21-2007 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by janetb
Ever feel a little temporary?

Yes.....I know exactly what you mean. Those boys rule!

thecatsandi 06-21-2007 09:18 PM

Impressive wasn't it! I can't wait to go back!

Boondocker 06-21-2007 09:31 PM

Read some geology if you really want some perspective.

janetb 06-21-2007 09:43 PM

No kidding! I love the "Roadside Geology" series, and John Mcphee's "Annals of a Former Time" is terrific. Was it you who recommended that one? If so, thanks!
Janet

BamCamper 06-21-2007 09:56 PM

Great photo Janet!

Makes me want to hit the road and head north to the trees...

moosetags 06-21-2007 10:01 PM

Just think, some of those trees were living right there when Christ was walking the earth. Wow!

Fyrzowt 06-21-2007 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Gen Disarray
Read some geology if you really want some perspective.

Or the bible.

str8strm 06-21-2007 10:44 PM

Great picture!

thecatsandi 06-21-2007 10:48 PM

Laurel,
Keep heading north! I will need some company in Boise!

BamCamper 06-21-2007 11:02 PM

I'd love to Michelle.
It would be fun to visit and maybe take a flight.
And of course meet Sarah.
I'll keep working on it!

myoung 06-21-2007 11:50 PM

Sequoias are big too!!!
 
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Janet,

Redwoods are tall; sequoias are simply huge. Sure wish I could have put the Airstream near one of these giants at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, but I think their size can be felt from these pics.

yukionna 06-22-2007 07:00 AM

Wowie...stunning photos everyone! A trip to see those trees is in my future sometime! :cool:

BillTex 06-22-2007 07:28 AM

Very cool...and definitely on our list of things to do!

Zeppelinium 07-13-2007 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by janetb
No kidding! I love the "Roadside Geology" series, and John Mcphee's "Annals of a Former Time" is terrific. Was it you who recommended that one? If so, thanks!
Janet

Janet,

Something struck me about your 500th post, so I started looking around a little. I don't know how I've missed some of these great threads! "Annals.." is great stuff. One comment I won't forget is how much modern geology owes to road cuts--geologists would never have the money to slice into the earth in so many places. My favorite is the slip fault that is revealed on I-40 on the west side of Kingman.

Zep

clancy_boy 07-13-2007 08:50 AM

Impressive, Gotta get out there sometime soon.

safari57 07-13-2007 11:16 AM

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My goodness that's a LOT of toothpicks, or SOB's (same thing I guess), in those trees. I love the big forests and we really enjoy camping in areas where the only music is that coming from the forest - the trees swaying with the wind, the birds calling each other and singing their hearts out. The picture attached was taken less than 90 minutes from my home. Although this is second growth and not anywhere near the majesty of the trees in the beautiful pictures already on the thread, it is still a tremendous feeling, and healing, to be out with the trees. Do Ents exist?

Barry

TinShack 07-13-2007 11:42 AM

Humbled to say the least!
 
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Nice photo Janet! Here's one one of the General Sherman Tree in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite.

crispyboy 07-13-2007 11:47 AM

Okay I know these big trees exist - where in California does one go to see these. I want to put it on my to do list.

TinShack 07-13-2007 11:57 AM

Crispy, The giant sequoias (largest living thing) are found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern California. Got to Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park or Yosemite National Park for the big ones.

The Coast Redwoods (tallest living thing) are found in the Coast Ranges from Big Sur to Oregon. The biggest ones are in Redwood National Park up near Eureka. I think that may be where JanetB's picture was taken.

Steve


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