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The Congress Trail in Giant Forest
Sequoia National Park, California

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Deep snow near the General Sherman Tree

Deep snow near the General Sherman Tree

Very deep fresh snow on the Congress Trail near the General Sherman Tree

Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, California

Date photographed: March 27, 2011
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Snow falling from trees on the Congress Trail

Snow falling from trees on the Congress Trail

Snow falling from tall trees on the Congress Trail

Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, California

Date photographed: March 27, 2011
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The Congress Trail in winter on showshoes

The Congress Trail in winter on showshoes

The Congress Trail leads from the General Sherman area to the House and Senate groups, and on through Giant Forest. The winter trail markers are high up on the trunks, to stay above deep snow.

Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, California

Date photographed: March 2, 2009
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House Group of giant Sequoias on snowshoes

House Group of giant Sequoias on snowshoes

The House Group of giant Sequoias, named for the US Congress. In winter it can best be reached on skis or snowshoes.

Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, California

Date photographed: March 2, 2009
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House Group of giant Sequoias in snow

House Group of giant Sequoias in snow

Though none of them are of record size, the House Group of giant Sequoias is worth the effort to reach. I winter one may be all alone with the trees.

Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, California

Date photographed: March 2, 2009
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Senate Group of giant Sequoias in snow

Senate Group of giant Sequoias in snow

The Senate Group of giant Sequoias, a dense grouping of very large trees. In winter it is an easy trip on snowhsoes or cross-country skis from the General Sherman parking area.

Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, California

Date photographed: March 2, 2009
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