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Finding the Floyd Otter Tree - #3 Giant Sequoia

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by lambertiana, May 29, 2012.

  1. tman038

    tman038 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2011
    great thread and photos. thanks for taking us along. i would love to go someday.
  2. notajerryskid

    notajerryskid Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2013
    WOW!!! Great pics! Thank you!
  3. Lenier


    Jul 17, 2017
    I recently took a trip to find these trees, using just basic information to guide me. I do not think I successfully found either tree, and now I think it was due to following the incorrect stream up the hill.

    Lambertiana, would you happen to still have that grove map available? I very much would love to acquire a copy!
  4. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Lenier - You are not set up for me to message or email directly to you. Give me your information and I will send you a copy of the map with a description how to find the trees.
  5. Lenier


    Jul 17, 2017
    I sent you a private message on High Sierra Topix, as I don't have a membership here and don't plan on purchasing one. Thanks for any help!
  6. RobertJackson


    Jul 4, 2018
    I can't resist myself. I'm coming to hike in this area. The trees and the view are so beautiful. Any precautions to be taken in the current season?
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
  7. batosai117

    batosai117 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Awesome blast from the past. Following for updates.
    jmh33 likes this.
  8. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Just the normal precautions for that trail. Lots of poison oak in the lower portion that crowds the trail and is difficult to avoid. And ticks, too. I would not recommend this for mid-summer because the trail starts at 3600' and it will be quite hot.
  9. RobertJackson


    Jul 4, 2018
    Thank you SO much for your tips. Will plan in winters, but hike in this area, I definitely will! :)
  10. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Winter is fine, but just make sure that it is before the snow comes. The big trees are above 7000' elevation, and in wet winters the snow can be 10' deep there. In dry winters you might have little snow. The best time to visit this grove is in the fall (October) or in the spring before it gets hot, late April to early May.

    Before you go let me know and I can send you detailed information so that you can find these trees.
  11. DirkBianchi


    Jan 10, 2019
    Sorry to bother you lambertiana, but is March fine to visit the grove? I'll be in the area in mid-March, and want to visit. Also, can I too expect information from you so that I can find these trees?
  12. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    March would be OK if we do not get a lot of snow this year. The grove is on a north-facing slope so the snow lingers longer there. Check back at the end of February. And I can send you directions when you decide to go. PM me then.
  13. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Mother Nature is amazing. Thank you for the photos. I feel as though I was there.

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