Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Biggest Lodgepole Pine Tree

On Sunday after church we needed to get out of the hot house. It was just too warm so we had visions of driving around in our nice cold air conditioned car. We decided to drive up to Big Bear and go see the tallest Lodgepole Pine Tree in the world. It is up off some dirt road in Big Bear. I had never been to the area and I loved it! It was my favorite area in our mountains and I can't wait to go back and hike around again.

This is a picture of Mount San Gorgonio that we hiked to the top of last year. I really like the view of it because most of the time it is hidden and hard to get good pictures of this mountain.

It was quite a green meadow that we hiked to in order to get to the tallest tree.
Here is the little creek we hiked along which made everything better!

Here is a picture of the tallest tree trunk. It is tall but not super impressive like the redwoods and sequoia trees are. It is just the tallest because these trees do not grow super tall.

Annika loves to hike and didn't hardly ever want to be picked up. It was only 1/2 mile each way but she did most of it on her own!