Mount Lassen: World’s Longest Pine Cones!

Sugar Pine Cone

Lassen Trail to Pines

Sugar pines at Mount Lassen have the longest cones in the world – up to 2 feet long!  Sugar pines grow in the mountains of California and Oregon.  The trees were named for their sweet resin.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

2 Responses to Mount Lassen: World’s Longest Pine Cones!

  1. A Nature Mom says:

    I have photos of sugar pine cones in my post today, too! My son loves to play with the cones when we’re in Yosemite. For me, they remind me of childhood camping trips at Lake Tahoe.

    • Pam says:

      That is great – we both thought of sugar pine cones on the same day! I packed several to keep – great on the mantel during the holidays.

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