Yesterday we were in the town of Colfax California in the Sierra Foothills at the junction of Hwy 174, 55 miles east of Sacramento. The elevation there is 2420 ft. While we were stopped, I wandered into a nearby field and immediately was drawn to this large pinecone, 17 inches long. The size is really amazing. I looked around to see if there was a tree nearby that it may have come from. However, the trees in the vicinity did not have pinecones that looked like this one. This morning, I conducted a Google search to see if I could find other large pinecones such as this. I was surprised that there were not more photos of large pinecones. So, I thought it would be interesting to put an inquiry out there for folks to share pictures of large pinecones they have collected. Feel free to share links and images.