National Geographic : 1934 Jul
WESTERN NATIONAL PARKS INVITE AMERICA OUT OF DOORS Photograph by G. A. Grant, courtesy National Park Service SCARRED TO THE HEART BY FIRE, THE "BIG TREE" YET LIVES Such examples as this near the Pillars of Hercules are numerous in Sequoia National Park, far up in the Sierra Nevada. Though the inside of the trunk has been entirely eaten out by flames, the forest giant continues to bear branches and foliage and to show every sign of normal, vigorous life. It is unusual to see a photograph showing the conical tip of one of these giants and the base of another.