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The General and the Four Guardmen are safe for now
« on: September 14, 2021, 11:00:09 PM »
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Wildfires rage in Sequoia National park and forest, sending flames into grove of giant trees

A pair of lightning-sparked fires that took hold in rugged terrain in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks exploded over the weekend, while another blaze to the south burned into a grove of giant sequoia trees, sending smoke billowing above popular tourist destinations and forcing closures in the area.

The national parks also contain groves of giant sequoias, including the 275-foot tall General Sherman tree, considered the largest tree in the world by volume





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A bit crowded pre-covid but much better compared to Yosemite. A simple hike to the General and back and donít forget Moro Rock. With a short ascent, you get to fantastic views.



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The trick for me in terms of avoiding crowd is I go on a non-holiday weekday (M-TH) but sometimes there are still a little bit of crowd. I concur regarding Moro Rock.  O0



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Giant Forest trees prepped for flames in Sequoia National Park as KNP Complex fire closes in
Certain notable giants, including the General Sherman, "are being prepped the same way that we would prep structures," Paterson said, a process that entails clearing vegetation around the trees and even using a burn wrap made with aluminum around their bases. The flexible wrap is "like tinfoil basically," said Mark Garrett, a spokesperson for the KNP Complex fire, and is intended to shield the stately trees from raining embers as well as reflect radiant heat. It's the same material used to wrap fire-threatened homes and that firefighters carry on their backs in case there's a burn-over, he said. A number of historic structures in the immediate area are being similarly prepared, fire officials said.



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General Sherman, the world's largest tree, is wrapped in fire-resistant blanket as wildfires threaten park




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Satellite photos show California wildfires closing in on a world-famous grove of giant sequoia trees




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Finally, little bit of good news among those giants:

Growing California wildfire spares group of giant sequoias




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Re: The General and the Four Guards are safe for now
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2021, 04:57:28 PM »
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Four Guardsmen safe, but giant sequoia burns; cabins threatened




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Re: The General and the Four Guardmen are safe for now
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2021, 06:36:47 PM »
When the smoke cleared, I want to make it out to see the General again before an unlucky year and gone forever. CZU lighting complex fires tore through one of my favorite parks. I havenít made it out there yet since but Iím thinking all those giant redwoods are gone forever if the 97% destruction news of it is true. Big Basin is so close by too.



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Re: The General and the Four Guardmen are safe for now
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2021, 08:07:31 PM »
If it's caused by Mother Nature i.e., lightning, it's out of our control but when it's caused by humans i.e., flicking a cigarette butt out of a moving vehicle, that is the worst..

So yes, enjoy while it's still standing... O0



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Re: The General and the Four Guardmen are safe for now
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2021, 10:16:26 PM »
And this is what I'm talking about ...in regards to human negligence.. :idiot2: :knuppel2::

"Woman arrested on suspicion of starting California blaze"



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Re: The General and the Four Guardmen are safe for now
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2021, 10:16:59 PM »
At least this big fella is safe for now:




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