I’ve run a writing and editing business out of my house for more than 10 years. I’ve published many freelance pieces—ranging from travel pieces to first-person essays to more journalistic subjects—in newspapers, magazines, and online. (Venues include Writer’s Digest, the Los Angeles Times, Wired, and many others; I’ve also won some nonfiction writing awards.) I also taught English on a tiny Micronesian island for a year.
For a guy that's 2,000 years old, the Founder's Tree has held his looks. He's standing tall (over 340 feet), and patiently waiting for a nice hug. However, since he's 40 feet around, you'll probably have to give the hug in stages. This stout sequoia is in good company: the Founder's Grove Nature Trail where he is standing also houses many other of his tall pals, ready to speak a shady hello. The trail is not too far from the park headquarters, which has fascinating exhibits and photographs of the awe-inspiring trees, including historic logging tools and lore. (Thank goodness they didn't log the whole forest!)Like Add a Comment