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Travel Bug Dog Tag Tree-General Sherman Green TB

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Thursday, 04 January 2018
Texas, United States
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In the hands of AjayEthan.

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item

This is one of a series of wooden rings named for famous, unusual trees.

Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum), which only grow in Sierra Nevada, California, are the world's biggest trees (in terms of volume).  The biggest is General Sherman in the Sequoia National Park, a behemoth of a tree at 275 feet tall, over 52,500 cubic feet of volume and over 6000 tons in weight.

The tree is approximately 2,200 years old and each year, it adds enough wood to make a regular 60-foot tall tree.  It's no wonder that naturalist John Muir said "The Big Tree is Nature's forest masterpiece, and so far as I know, the greatest of living things."

For over a century there was a fierce competition for the title of the largest tree: besides General Sherman, there is General Grant [wiki] at King's Canyon National Park, which actually has a larger circumference (107.5 feet vs. Sherman's 102.6 feet).

In 1921, a team of surveyors carefully measured the two giants - with their data, and according to the complex American Forestry Association system of judging a tree, General Grant should have been award the title of largest tree.  However, to simplify the matter, it was later determined that in this case, volume, not point system, should be the determining factor.

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Tracking History (15872.4mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/01/2019 AjayEthan retrieved it from Old Rock(ers) Victoria, Australia   Visit Log

I think we might take this to Qld with us in a few days!

Dropped Off 12/29/2018 D-OZ placed it in Old Rock(ers) Victoria, Australia - 10,285.76 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 08/23/2018 D-OZ retrieved it from GeoTour GA13: Hilverbeek 2 Noord-Holland, Netherlands   Visit Log

We will continue the journey to wherever

Dropped Off 08/23/2018 mesa finds placed it in GeoTour GA13: Hilverbeek 2 Noord-Holland, Netherlands - 4,802.13 miles  Visit Log

Found a nice Dutch farm for this cache!

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Retrieve It from a Cache 07/26/2018 mesa finds retrieved it from Dunraven Glade Colorado   Visit Log

Retrieved this from a great cache. Will drop it off in a rural area soon

Dropped Off 03/09/2018 GotYour6 placed it in Dunraven Glade Colorado - 3.09 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/09/2018 GotYour6 took it to Serious Switchbacks Colorado - 7.11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/09/2018 GotYour6 took it to E04J Colorado - 2.64 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/09/2018 GotYour6 took it to Brrrr !!! It's 40 Below !!! Colorado - 7.76 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 03/09/2018 GotYour6 grabbed it   Visit Log

Grabbing this TB to drop it off for SALMON-629

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