For a very, very long time the tree in this very, very tall photo montage was the tallest tree in the world (it measures 369-feet). But then in 2006 came the discovery of Hyperion, the 379-foot tall redwood monolith somewhere deep inside California’s Redwood National Park (the location of these giants are kept very hush hush for obvious reasons). Jim Spickler is an ecologist and he was brave enough to climb all the way up Hyperion to see the view from the top of the world’s tallest living plant. You can watch the experience in the video below where Robert also tells the story of how the 700-800-year-old tree was first discovered and measured. “Oooooooohhh, look at Jim everybody, suuuuuch a hero. Blah, blah, blah.” You always did know how to make everyone else look like a lazy bunch o’ crap sacs, eh Jim? The only thing I managed to climb today was a pack of crates to get at my grandmother’s whiskey collection which she’s smart enough to keep hidden away from her grandkids when they come visiting for Easter. I didn’t bother taking a picture from up top, but the view down below was amazing once we finished the bottle (photo montage by James Balog).
Source: Laughing Squid