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As Roomy as a Cabin: The Smith Cabin Tree

Hello. Perhaps you’ve heard of me. My name is the Smith Cabin Tree and I’m one of the 1,000 giant sequoias in the South Grove. I’m the second largest giant sequoia in the area, and only the Agassiz Tree is larger. I’m not marked by any sign and no trail comes my way. I earned my name, the Smith Cabin Tree, because I was once the home for a human called “Trapper” Smith. Over the centuries, I survived a series of fires that burned out a huge hollow at my base. Smith found my charred, burn-out hollow to be [...]

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MOBILE USERS:

Download this mapping app to your smart phone & search for Calaveras Big Trees State Park North Grove Trail.

Once you’ve downloaded the map, you’ll be able to geo-locate while you are on the trail. Since the map will be downloaded to your smart phone, you won’t need a wi-fi or cell signal to use it on the trail.

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