Biscuit “Big Pine”

Here is a true scenic picture from the Biscuit Fire locale. This giant tree is rather famous, as John Muir, himself, marveled at the jaw-dropping majesty of such an ancient king of the forest. We measured the diameter, and one of the local District folks told us about the height. While the tree is “only” 86″ in diameter, the height is towering at 257 feet. Equally amazing is the surrounding Douglas-fir stand, with trees that aren’t really that old topping out at over 200 feet. This is in Big Pine campground, near the northeast flank of the Biscuit Fire.


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