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Porterville in Central California
A Gateway to Extreme Nature
by Nancy J. Reid
Located in Central California, Porterville is the gateway to the giant Sequoia’s -
Who would have thought that the largest three in the world grows from a seed that
is less than half an inch long. The giant Sequoia trees grow up to 250 -
In the northeast corner of the grove you can also visit the Boole Tree which stands roughly 275 feet high with a perimeter of some 35 feet. It is estimated to be over 2,000 years old and is one of the biggest living trees in the world.
Not only is the Sequoia National Forest, home to the greatest concentration of giant
sequoia groves in the world, but it has spectacular scenery no matter where you look
While in the area, a must do for your extreme nature experience should also include
the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Again you can see the big trees, high
peaks, and deep canyons, including Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous
48 states. The diverse landscape from the hot, arid lowlands to the snow-
Outdoor enthusiasts will find a plethora of opportunities in the greater Porterville region including numerous gardens, parks and nature trails; golf and tennis; biking and hiking; sports facilities; and more.
You can learn more about these areas by visiting these links: