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Fearing damage from tourists, USNPS keeps location of giant tree in Redwood NP a secret

The crown of Hyperion, a roughly 600-year-old coast redwood tree, rises more than 379 feet from its base on a steep slope in a remote part of Redwood National Park, just north of Eureka in Humboldt County. It’s the tallest tree on earth, and I was determined to go see it.


My motives were pure, or so I thought. I’ve been drawn to the majesty of coast redwoods since Dad first loaded us into the family station wagon for a camping trip to Richardson Grove State Park, also in Humboldt County, way back when.


https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Should-we-hide-the-locations-of-Earth-s-13046894.php

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