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One of the Smallest Sequoia Groves
7/24/06, 11:54am (Last Edited: 7/24/06, 12:03pm)
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The Cunningham Grove is one of the smallest giant sequoia groves. It is about 1 mile east of the Long Meadow Grove which receives thousands of visitors every year. That is because the Trail of 100 Giants, a paved and universally accessible trail, winds its way through a portion of the Long Meadow Grove. There are no trails that lead to the Cunningham Grove. To get to it you must drive on a Forest Service dirt road that's in pretty bad shape (high clearance vehicles are a must and 4wd would help), choose the correct fork in the road out of several, and then leave your vehicle when it gets too overgrown to drive on it. You then have to follow the road to its end and then hike cross-country through very dense overgrown forest down a very steep slope to reach the trees. There aren't very many, maybe 15 large sequoias, but they are beautiful. I doubt if half a dozen people visit this grove every year. On Saturday 3 people did, my two interns and myself. We found it without too much trouble, thanks to me putting on my sequoia radar. Jay and David wanted to follow the right fork in the road and I said left, which led to a north facing slope, knowing that sequoias like wetter conditions. Once we reached the north facing slope I hiked west down a ridgeline a little ways, spotted the top of a sequoia, then we headed towards it. A thunderstorm was brewing in the area making things exciting. We've had quite a few huge storms lately in the southern Sierra. Soon enough we spotted a good sign...

The first sequoia we saw had bear claw marks up and down it

Twins

The biggest one we saw

What a beautiful place to visit!

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Re: One of the Smallest Sequoia Groves
7/24/06, 3:33pm
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Neat!

Quite a hidden treasure.

I've only been to the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite and to Sequoia NP.

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7/24/06, 5:02pm
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It's quite different to visit a remote sequoia grove in wilderness condition than it is to visit one that's been developed and has thousands or millions of tourists in it every year... I definitely prefer the former!

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7/25/06, 8:34am
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>It's quite different to visit a remote sequoia grove in
>wilderness condition than it is to visit one that's been
>developed and has thousands or millions of tourists in it
>every year... I definitely prefer the former!

I think I would too. To bad it's so hard to get to, but then, that's what keeps it secret!

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