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42256Re: Sequoia National Park panos (not Mt Whitney!)

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  • pedro_silva58
    Jun 3, 2010
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      well, at least they have real trees... if they get lost in the forest they have to do more than stand up :-P


      --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Trausti Hraunfjord <trausti.hraunfjord@...> wrote:
      >
      > A tree that size is truly impossible to understand... be it through
      > pictures, panos or video. One will have to see and feel it in real life.
      >
      > ... on another thought... if there were trees of this size in Denmark, there
      > would probably be a law prohibiting them to exist.
      > There is a law that prohibits natural woods to exist there. Everything has
      > to be clean and nice. If trees fall, they have to be removed, paths can not
      > be overgrown etc. If you own land on which you have trees, you can receive
      > a fine if you don't keep it manicured to the standards of the law.
      >
      > It is great to see nature's incredible things... and not only having to see
      > clean and clear paths of pavement going between the trees.
      >
      > Trausti
      >
      > On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Pat Swovelin <panoramas@...>wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > For those of you who have never been standing in front of the General
      > > Sherman tree it's impossible to grasp the magnificence of this tree, no
      > > matter how well it's shot (thank you, Ron), its sheer size is
      > > staggering. This will put it into perspective for you. Before it broke
      > > off in January of 2006 the largest branch of the tree was 6.8 *FEET* in
      > > diameter and was 130 FEET above the ground. That's a full-sized tree as
      > > far as I'm concerned and it was merely a branch of the General Sherman
      > > tree.
      > >
      > > This tree, as well as the National Park its in, should be on your
      > > things-I-must-see/do-before-I-die list. Up near the top.
      > >
      > >
      > > Pat Swovelin
      > > Cool Guy @ Large
      > >
      >
      >
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