Yosemite Hikes masthead (Pothole Dome)
The Grizzly Giant sequoia in the Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

The Grizzly Giant

Official Name: Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
Diameter at base: 34 feet (10 meters)
Circumference at base: 96 feet (29 meters)
Height: 209 feet (63 meters)
Elevation: 5,700 feet (1,735 meters)
Bark Thickness: 2 feet (61 cm)
Born: 200 C.E. (estimated)
Enjoys: photosynthesis
Preferred Occupation: Tree
Sunsets Experienced: 600,000
Pine Cones produced: 2 million
Times Struck by Lightning: thousands and thousands

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