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Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California, USA, in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park. 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 25 largest Giant Sequoias 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.[1]

The Giant Sequoia named Grizzly Giant is between probably 1900-2400 years old: the oldest tree in the grove.[2] In 1932, it was claimed to be the fifth largest (by volume) tree in the world, but other trees were subsequently found to be larger; it currently has a volume of 34,010 cubic feet (963 m3), only the 25th largest. It is 210 feet (64 m) tall, and has a heavily buttressed base with a basal circumference of 28 m (92 ft) or a diameter of 30 feet (9.1 m); above the buttresses at 2.4 m above ground, the circumference is only 23 m. Grizzly Giant's first branch from its base is itself 2 m (6 ft) in diameter.

Another tree, the Wawona Tree, had a tunnel wide enough for horse-drawn carriages and early automobiles to drive through, cut through it in the nineteenth century. Weakened by this large opening at its base, the tree fell down in 1969.

Abraham Lincoln signed an Act of Congress on June 30, 1864 ceding the "Mariposa Big Tree Grove" (and Yosemite Valley) to the state of California; criticism of the stewardship over the land led to the state returning the grove to federal control upon establishment of Yosemite National Park.

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A: Giant sequoia trees 3

por Jan Koehn, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

Wikipedia:Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California, USA, in the southernmost...

Giant sequoia trees 3

B: The Grizzly Giant Sequoia

por Matt Wellard, 100 metros de distancia

This is the Grizzly Giant Sequoia within the Mariposa Grove, In the southern part of Yosemite Nationa...

The Grizzly Giant Sequoia

C: Giant sequoia trees

por Jan Koehn, 170 metros de distancia

Wikipedia:Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California, USA, in the southernmost...

Giant sequoia trees

D: Giant Grizzly Sequoia Tree overlook, Yosemite

por Milan Rademakers, 210 metros de distancia

the diameter at the base is about 9m

Giant Grizzly Sequoia Tree overlook, Yosemite

E: The Bachelor and Three Graces

por Matt Wellard, 220 metros de distancia

The Bachelor and Three Graces are within the Mariposa Grove of Yosemite National Park. These three ar...

The Bachelor and Three Graces

F: Bosque Mariposa Grove en Yosemite

por Paco Lorente, 530 metros de distancia

Vista del bosque denominado Mariposa Grove, en la parte sur de Yosemite, que acoje una alta densidad ...

Bosque Mariposa Grove en Yosemite

G: Giant Sequoia Trees near Yosemite Museum

por Milan Rademakers, 990 metros de distancia

taken on a bridge through a swamp near the museum

Giant Sequoia Trees near Yosemite Museum

H: Yosemite, Telescope Tree

por Milan Rademakers, a 1.1 km.

.5 mile above the museum is this telescope tree. the top is open so you can see the sky

Yosemite, Telescope Tree

I: Inside Telescope Tree, Sequoia Park

por Milan Rademakers, a 1.1 km.

view from inside the special sequoia Telescope Tree. If you look up you can see the sky. it is caused...

Inside Telescope Tree, Sequoia Park

J: Yosimite Giant Sequoia Trees near the museum

por Milan Rademakers, a 1.2 km.

Between two giant sequoia trees

Yosimite Giant Sequoia Trees near the museum

Este panorama fue tomado en California, USA

Esta es una vista general de USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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