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Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:48 pm
by M.W.Taylor
Here are some big tree pictures mostly from my recent expeditions to Eldorado National Forest and Calaveras Big Trees State Park with Mike Hanuschick, the AFA assistant big trees coordinator for California.

Michael Taylor

Re: Mondo Pondos & Monster Sugars of the Central Sierra

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:54 pm
by jamesrobertsmith
Good grief. Next year I hope to get out west to see some of those trees.

Re: Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:45 pm
by AndrewJoslin
Wow! Great trees, 255' sugar pine is insane! I would not want to be hit by a cone falling out of the top of that fine specimen!
-AJ

Re: Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:00 pm
by Rand
Wow. I think I hear a collective wimper from our eastern species.

Re: Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:48 pm
by Marcboston
Awesome! Simply awesome pines! I love those pines. I did some hiking in the eastern sierra and came across some big ponderosa and a few sugar pines some years back. They were big ole trees but not as big as the ones you posted! Ya I would not want to be hit by a sugar pine cone either. I have one in my house that is 14-16" long!

Re: Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:40 pm
by mdvaden
Love those pics Michael.

Tell me that's not a current photo of Van Pelt - lol

What year?

Re: Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:09 am
by M.W.Taylor
Mario,

That is actually not Bob VP next to the big white pine. The man in the picture is Luke Ruediger, a big tree hunter and explorer who lives in southern Oregon. From a distance, he looks a lot like Bob VP with the red beard, shorts and baseball cap.

Michael

Re: Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:25 pm
by Larry Tucei
Michael, Wow fantastic trees! I can only imagine how many thousands of trees such as these have been cut in the last 200 years. It must have be unreal before whiteman! Larry

Re: Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:04 pm
by mikekowalski
Awesome trees! I would love to check those out some day.

Re: Monster Pines of the Central Sierra

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:54 am
by Joe
Larry Tucei wrote:Michael, Wow fantastic trees! I can only imagine how many thousands of trees such as these have been cut in the last 200 years. It must have be unreal before whiteman! Larry
right, I'd love to have a time machine and go back- I doubt I'd come back to the present time
Joe