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“General Sherman” 5 of 5 stars
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General Sherman Tree
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
Hamilton, Ohio
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“General Sherman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you love nature, you can not miss seeing these majestic trees and the flora and fauna surrounding them. The smell of the trees just made the experience more heavenly. So peaceful and life-giving, you can not help but feel peaceful and happy if you take the time to enjoy the beauty.

Visited September 2012
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“incredible nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you go from San Francisco to LA, you can enter into the park on one entrance, passing through Visalia, visit the park and go further to LA through Bakersfield. Sequoias are amazing, incredible and make you to feel so small and insignificant. For entrance into the park it is required to pay 20$ for each private car for 7 days, withouts limits for passings. General Sherman is the bigest tree in the world taking into consideration its volume. It is not allowed to touch it but is fabulous to see.

Visited October 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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“General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The largest tree in the world, by volume. It's 39 ft. in diameter and over 200+ feet tall. You can't touch it anymore, but a nice trail leads to the tree and you can walk around the giant to get an idea of its size.

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“Great little walk to see a fabulous giant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

But if you are going in winter, as we just did, bring a set of traction devices like STABILicers, Yaktrax and the like - a good investment! Snowshoes are overkill for the short walk to the tree - though a FABULOUS choice for continuing further to the Congress Grove and beyond!

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“tree hugging fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

this was an incredible place. It was covered in snow when we went and we had to hire chains before entering the national park. Luckily we had a 4x4 so we didn't have to use them but you still need to carry them. You can rent them in three rivers for $40. A must!! we stayed up at wukasachi lodge for the night and waking up to snow outside was incredible...coming from an Australian that has only seen snow a few times. Nice easy walk on the general Sherman trail. Would have helped if we had snow shoes/boots.

Visited January 2013
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