Sequoia National Park. Copyright © Theresa Martin. Image used with permission.

Sequoia National Park in California spans 404,051 acres and is famous for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth.  The General Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains five out of the ten largest trees in the world.  Giant sequoias are the world’s largest trees in terms of total volume and grow to an average height of 150–280 feet and 20–25 feet in diameter.  The oldest known giant sequoia based on ring count is 3,500 years old.  The park is also home to over 240 known caves, and potentially hundreds more.  (Source: Wikipedia, Image: Theresa Martin)

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