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RuggyBearLA posted a photo:

Trail of 100 Giants (Long Meadow Grove)

Long Meadow Grove is located primarily on the west side of Western Divide Highway (M 107), directly across the road from Redwood Meadow Campground. The grove is relatively flat and easily accessible from the main road. It is best to visit in the summer when the road is open, or in the winter when accessible only by skis or snowmobile. A small vehicle fee is charged to help maintain and improve facilities at the grove, the most recent of which was the construction of a wooden boardwalk that was completed in 2018.

The grove itself is about 340 acres (1.4 km2) large with giant sequoias found on considerably less acreage. Despite this, the grove is home to approximately 125 giant sequoias greater than 10 ft (3.0 m) in diameter and 1 giant sequoia greater than 20 ft (6.1 m) in diameter. A 1.3 mi (2.1 km) long interpretative trail called the Trail of 100 Giants that winds through the densest collection of old-growth giant sequoias found at the grove. A long grassy meadow bisects the grove.

On April 15, 2000, then president Bill Clinton proclaimed the establishment of the Giant Sequoia National Monument from beneath what is now called the Proclamation Tree.

Source: Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Meadow_Grove

RuggyBearLA posted a photo:

Trail of 100 Giants (Long Meadow Grove)

Long Meadow Grove is located primarily on the west side of Western Divide Highway (M 107), directly across the road from Redwood Meadow Campground. The grove is relatively flat and easily accessible from the main road. It is best to visit in the summer when the road is open, or in the winter when accessible only by skis or snowmobile. A small vehicle fee is charged to help maintain and improve facilities at the grove, the most recent of which was the construction of a wooden boardwalk that was completed in 2018.

The grove itself is about 340 acres (1.4 km2) large with giant sequoias found on considerably less acreage. Despite this, the grove is home to approximately 125 giant sequoias greater than 10 ft (3.0 m) in diameter and 1 giant sequoia greater than 20 ft (6.1 m) in diameter. A 1.3 mi (2.1 km) long interpretative trail called the Trail of 100 Giants that winds through the densest collection of old-growth giant sequoias found at the grove. A long grassy meadow bisects the grove.

On April 15, 2000, then president Bill Clinton proclaimed the establishment of the Giant Sequoia National Monument from beneath what is now called the Proclamation Tree.

Source: Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Meadow_Grove

RuggyBearLA posted a photo:

Trail of 100 Giants (Long Meadow Grove)

Long Meadow Grove is located primarily on the west side of Western Divide Highway (M 107), directly across the road from Redwood Meadow Campground. The grove is relatively flat and easily accessible from the main road. It is best to visit in the summer when the road is open, or in the winter when accessible only by skis or snowmobile. A small vehicle fee is charged to help maintain and improve facilities at the grove, the most recent of which was the construction of a wooden boardwalk that was completed in 2018.

The grove itself is about 340 acres (1.4 km2) large with giant sequoias found on considerably less acreage. Despite this, the grove is home to approximately 125 giant sequoias greater than 10 ft (3.0 m) in diameter and 1 giant sequoia greater than 20 ft (6.1 m) in diameter. A 1.3 mi (2.1 km) long interpretative trail called the Trail of 100 Giants that winds through the densest collection of old-growth giant sequoias found at the grove. A long grassy meadow bisects the grove.

On April 15, 2000, then president Bill Clinton proclaimed the establishment of the Giant Sequoia National Monument from beneath what is now called the Proclamation Tree.

Source: Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Meadow_Grove

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Sierra-Nevada

The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,479 m.It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in Europe's most southern ski resort in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little farther, Málaga and Almería.Parts of the range have been included in the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada. The range has also been declared a biosphere reserve. The Sierra Nevada Observatory is located on the northern slopes at 2800 m.

Formation

The Sierra Nevada were formed during the Alpine Orogeny, a mountain-building event that also formed the European Alps to the east and the Atlas Mountains of northern Africa across the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Sierra as observed today formed during the Tertiary Period (65 to 1.8 million years ago) from the collision of the African and Eurasian continental plates.

See also

  • Alpujarras
  • Geography of Spain

External links

References

Bibliography

  • Francisco Pérez Raya, Joaquín Molero Mesa, Francisco Valle Tendero, 1992: "Parque Natural de Sierra Nevada. Paisaje, fauna, flora, itinerarios". Ed. Rueda. Madrid. ISBN 84-7207-067-0 (spanish)
  • "Flora de la Tundra de Sierra Nevada". Pablo Prieto Fernández, Ed. Universidad de Granada. ISBN ISBN 84-60018105 (spanish)
  • "Sierra Nevada: Guía de Montaña". Aurelio del Castillo y Antonio del Castillo. Ed. Penibética, 2003. ISBN 84-932022-3-1 (spanish)