Giant Sequoias

Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite. 1/25/08

Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias. Yosemite National Park. This Grove of Giant Sequoias is several miles west of Crane Flat and then a 2 mile hike in. This is the smallest and least visited grove. This shot was taken during a winter storm after we skied in. 1/25/08

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Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite. 1/5/08

Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias. Yosemite National Park. This Grove of Giant Sequoias is several miles west of Crane Flat and then a 2 mile hike in. This is the smallest and least visited grove. This shot was taken during a winter storm after we skied in.

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Mariposa Grove, Giant Sequoias, Yosemite

Mariposa Grove, Giant Sequoias covered in fresh snow.

Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park, at 37°31′N, 119°36′W. It is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in the park, with several hundred mature examples of the tree. Two of its trees are among the fifty largest such trees in the world.

The Mariposa Grove was first visited by non-natives in 1857 when Galen Clark and Milton Mann found it. They named the grove after Mariposa County, California, where the grove resides.

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