“I kept my lofty perch for hours, frequently closing my eyes…to feast quietly on the delicious fragrance that was streaming past. The fragrance of the woods was less marked than that produced during warm rain, when so many balsamic buds and leaves are steeped like tea; but, from the chafing of resiny branches against each other, and the incessant attrition of myriads of needles, the gale was spiced to a very tonic degree”.
John Muir, Naturalist, excerpt from The Mountains of California
Seqoiadendron giganteum, Range: Western slope of Sierra Nevada in central California
The Giant Sequoias