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G. Donald Bain

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G. Donald Bain

Camping in the Tall Trees

Gigantea Campsite, near the McKinley Grove, Sierra National Forest, California, USA

September 6, 2012 8 am

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© 2012 G. Donald Bain, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

Camping in a grove of 200-foot sugar pines and other very tall trees. Notice my new truck!

The sugar pine, Pinus lambertiana is the tallest member of the pine family. There were seven of them with a trunk diameter of about six feet (2 meters) surrounding this campsite. The record height is 269 feet (82 meters), and specimens around 200 feet (60 meters) are still fairly common in the old-growth forests of the Sierra Nevada.

This beautiful and impressive tree grows primarily in the mountains of California, extending north into Oregon and south into the highest mountains of Baja California in Mexico.
More panoramas of the McKinley Grove in the Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Southern Sierra Nevada region of my website.

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Location

USA-Canada / USA-California

Lat: 37° 0' 54.36" N
Long: 119° 6' 17.55" W

Elevation: 6330 feet (1930 meters)

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR with a 15mm Canon fisheye lens, on a Nodal Ninja VR mount, Really Right Stuff ballhead, and Gitzo carbon-fiber tripod. Stitched with PTGui Pro 9.1.3 on a Macintosh Intel Core 2 Duo iMac, retouched with Photoshop CS3.
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