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New photos added here November 4, 2017 (captions in red)
  
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks & Sequoia Forest
Snow in Grantís Grove, Kings Canyon National Park Snow in Grant Grove General Grant Tree Top of Grant Tree
Snow in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park Snow in Grant Grove General Grant Tree Top of Grant Tree
  
General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park Senate Group, Sequoia Park Stumps from logging near Grant Grove General Grant Tree in the snow
General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park Senate Group, Sequoia Park Stumps from logging near Grant Grove General Grant Tree in the snow
   
 Mark Twain stump General Grant Tree General Grant Redwoods in Grant Grove
Mark Twain stump General Grant Tree General Grant Redwoods in Grant Grove
  
Stump in Converse Basin, Sequoia National Forest The forest has nearly reclaimed the area around this stump Giant Forest Museum Trees across from the museum
Stump in Converse Basin, Sequoia National Forest The forest has nearly reclaimed the area around this stump Giant Forest Museum in Sequoia National Park Trees across from the museum
   
Redwood Mountain Sequoia in Lost Grove Log Meadow The ultimate drive-through
Redwood Mountain, world's largest Sequoia grove Sequoia in Lost Grove, Sequoia National Park Fallen sequoias in Log Meadow The ultimate drive-through
    
Giant sequoias stand guard by Crescent Meadow Elephant feet Sequoia cones in the snow A burned out giant sequoia snag by the Big Stump Trail

Giant sequoias stand guard by Crescent Meadow

Elephant feet Sequoia cones in the snow A burned out giant sequoia snag by the Big Stump Trail
  
Artistic pattern on sequoia stump Bridge and creek near the Mark Twain Stump Sections of this log became fence posts and roof shingles Big tree by the start of the Big Stump Trail
Artistic pattern on sequoia stump Bridge and creek near the Mark Twain Stump Sections of this log became fence posts and roof shingles

Big tree by the start of Big Stump Trail

      
Sign at Gamlin Cabin in Grant Grove The cabin Icicles in Grant Grove, April 2016

Sign at Gamlin Cabin in Grant Grove

The cabin Icicles in Grant Grove, April 2016 This big sequoia fell in 1933
    
"The Castle," a broken off sequoia on the Big Stump Basin trail This is one of the tallest stumps in the basin
    
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Nelder Grove

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Old Grandad Tree Shattered log by Bull Buck Young sequoia trees The Western Tree

Old Granddad Tree

Shattered log by Bull Buck Young sequoia trees The Western Tree
   
Visitors pose in 1969 by the upper portion of a sequoia that was cut in the 1890ís Snags in upper grove Close-up of the top of dead snag Two snags flank a young sequoia
Visitors pose in 1969 by the upper portion of a sequoia that was cut in the 1890ís Snags in upper grove Close-up of the top of dead snag Two snags flank 
a young sequoia
   
The second California mill, built at Nelder Grove in 1881 The dry rollway at the second mill Fire has burned through this spot, charring but not destroying the big stumps An ancient dead snag was once a proud giant like the tree in the background
The second California mill, built at Nelder Grove in 1881. Wooden-wheeled wagons carried logs from the woods.
(Madera County Historical Society collection)
The dry rollway at the second mill. A wagon drawn by mules has just come into position for unloading.
(Madera County Historical Society collection)
Fire has burned through this spot, charring but not destroying the big stumps An ancient dead snag was once a proud giant like the tree in the background
   
Teri in 1969                    Johnny in 1986                    Mikie in 2001                    Colton represents the 4th generation of the family to pose in front of the Bull Buck                   
Like mother, like sons and grandsons: Teri in 1969; Johnny in 1986; Mikie in 2001; Colton in 2014; Jack in 2017
   
Dick on stump, 1969 Dick by stump, 1999† A young cedar has grown up through t he base of this old stump A broken snag stands next to a man-made stump
Left: Dick on stump, 1969; right, 1999 A young cedar has grown up through t he base of this old stump A broken snag stands next to a man-made stump
   
Dick at the Bull Buck Tree All about the Bull Buck Old Grandad Tree in fall, 2008 Old Grandad Tree in fall, 2008
Dick at the Bull Buck Tree All about the Bull Buck Photos taken in 2008 show the Old Granddad nearly hidden behind new growth (see 1970s photo above)
   
Bull Buck Tree base Bull Buck Tree Bull Buck Tree trunk Fallen sequoia with moss

Bull Buck base

Bull Buck Tree Bull Buck trunk Fallen sequoia with moss
   
Dead snag, Speckerman Mountain road Fir tree growing on top of redwood stump Tourists at Nelder Grove, 1983 Upper grove stump field
Dead snag, Speckerman Mountain road Fir tree growing on top of redwood stump Tourists at Nelder Grove, 1983 Upper grove stump field
      
Dead Sequoia snag by Shadow of the Giants Trail Pioneer cabin moved from Biledo Meadow to campground Another cabin Cabin construction detail
Dead Sequoia snag by Shadow of the Giants Trail Pioneer cabin moved from Biledo Meadow to campground Another cabin Cabin construction detail
   
Interpretive sign for log chute Two-pole log chute Interpretive sign for tramway Tram rails described in sign
Interpretive sign for log chute Two-pole log chute Interpretive sign for tramway Tram rails described in sign
   
Tall fir by the Shadow of the Giants Trail Stump near campground entrance You can't have too many photos of the Bull Buck Tree Bull Buck and the stump of its fallen neighbor
Tall fir by the Shadow of the Giants Trail Stump near campground entrance You can't have too many photos of the Bull Buck Tree

Bull Buck and the stump of its fallen neighbor

        
Dick at stump in campground The magnificent Bull Buck Tree, July 17, 2013 Rounded top of Bull Buck Jennifer shows us how big a Sequoia tree is
Dick at stump in campground The magnificent Bull Buck Tree, July 17, 2013 The Bull Buck has the typical rounded top of a giant sequoia Jennifer shows us how big a Sequoia tree is
   
Looking up at Big Ed Fence built to protect the Bull Buck More slash piles, to be burned after the first snow fall Brenda and Carolyn at the Chimney Tree

Looking up at Big Ed (Wes Thiessen)

Fence built to protect the Bull Buck Slash piles, to be burned after the first snow fall Brenda and Carolyn at the Chimney Tree
   
Brenda, Wes and Carolyn at the Chimney Tree Base of log cut down with axes This old stump is almost hidden in the surrounding bushes The unmistakable color of a sequoia stands out in the forest
Brenda, Wes and Carolyn at the Chimney Tree Base of log cut down with axes This old stump is almost hidden in the surrounding bushes  The unmistakable color of a sequoia stands out in the forest
   
Huge log from tree felled in the Interpretive Center area. The late John Hawksworth cleared the path to give us this view Dick photographing in the Graveyard of the Giants in 1969 Fir trees by the Shadow of the Giants Trail
Huge log from tree felled in the Interpretive Center area. The late John Hawksworth cleared the path to give us this view of the Bull Buck Dick photographing in the Graveyard of the Giants in 1969

Fir trees by the Shadow of the Giants Trail

    
Twin giants along the trail A peaceful stroll on the trail Leap of faith Johnny and Colton investigate the lumber flume replica
Twin giants along the trail A peaceful stroll on the trail Leap of faith Johnny and Colton investigate the lumber flume replica
    
Colton represents the 4th generation of the family to pose in front of the Bull Buck Looking WAY up Dead snags in Graveyard of the Giants, about 1980   Another view of the charred stumps in the Graveyard of the Giants

Colton represents the 4th generation of the family to pose in front of the Bull Buck

Looking WAY up Dead snags in Graveyard of the Giants, about 1980  

Another view of the charred stumps in the Graveyard of the Giants

   
Middle of the Bull Buck trunk Top of the tree, with dying pines for contrast Two young sequoias near the Bull Buck The trail winds past an ancient sequoia stump
Middle of the Bull Buck trunk

Top of the tree, with dying pines for contrast

Two young sequoias near the Bull Buck

The Chimney Tree Trail winds past an ancient sequoia stump
   
Along the Graveyard of the Giants Trail The Leaner Tree Dead fir on the Graveyard of the Giants Trail Another big sequoia near Nelder Creek

Along the Graveyard of the Giants Trail

The Leaner Tree Dead fir on the Graveyard of the Giants Trail Another big sequoia near Nelder Creek
     
Two giants close together by the Shadow of the Giants Trail The trunk of the Sierra Beauty near the Shadow of the Giants Trail What looks like a dense patch of young redwoods are actually "branches" growing from a fallen but still living trunk 1 What looks like a dense patch of young redwoods are actually "branches" growing from a fallen but still living trunk 2
Two giants close together by the Shadow of the Giants Trail The trunk of the Sierra Beauty near the Shadow of the Giants Trail

What looks like a dense patch of young redwoods are actually "branches" growing from a fallen but still living trunk

    
The meadow in the campground was nice and green in June 2017 No shortage of sequoia cones California Creek runs through the campground, then down this cascade to the main road Dogwood blossoms decorate the starting point for the Bull Buck Trail
     
Pacific Coast Redwoods
The biggest tree in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park The Celery Stalk, a "mother tree" surrounded by "children" grown up from the roots A typical scene in the grove The area is filled with rampant plant life
The biggest tree in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park The Celery Stalk, a "mother tree" surrounded by "children" grown up from the roots A typical scene in the grove The area is filled with rampant plant life
    
  Mutant redwood Hollowed out redwood stump   
  Mutant redwood Hollowed out redwood stump Redwoods in Montgomery Woods State Preserve near Ukiah    An outstanding specimen in Montgomery Woods Preserve
    
Every stump has plants growing on top of it Well, not quite EVERY stump This tree shows a scar typical of many older specimens

Another scene in Montgomery Woods State Reserve

   
Bridge built on a fallen redwood log Redwoods on the North Trail in Russian Gulch State Park A typical redwood "family circle," new trees grown up from the roots of an ancestor Here every stump DOES support new life
 
Related Links
     
The Complete Nelder Grove Story More about Nelder Grove
More about Redwoods Redwood National Park Web Site
Mark Twain Stump Biledo Meadow
Shadow of the Giants Trail Friends of Nelder Grove
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