- giant sequoias = world’s biggest trees begging to be climbed with perches to rest on.
- trees over 2000 years old > have had generations of families & native Americans gather around them.
- visiting Sequoia National Park + Kings Canyon = much more than just visiting the giant sequoia groves.
- the worlds largest tree by volume = The General Sherman Tree.
- view a reconstructed cabin originally built in 1872 by the Gamlin family.
- most poignant part of the hike = viewing the Centennial Stump which was cut and a 16 foot section reconstructed for the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.
- the Twin Sisters = two trees fused together.
- mighty South Fork of the Kings River = one of the most awe inspiring + powerful rivers
- Zumwalt Meadow = Strewn boulders, rocky outcrops + rising granite all around
- Grizzly Falls = thunderous wall of water + mist coming off of it = pretty spectacular.
- Buena Vista Peak + Buena Vista Trail = incredible panoramic views from the summit.
- Crescent Meadow =starting point for High Sierra Trail = route from Giant Forest to Mount Whitney = one of the most striking backcountry trails in the country.
Have you walked among the giant sequoias? It’s always been a wish of mine, to wander among some of the world’s biggest trees. I’ve always admired big trees. I just moved into a house that is on a city park and my office windows face a soccer field that’s dotted with a few old growth trees. Trees with gnarled limbs and bark. Tree limbs that must span a hundred or more feet across. Trees that beg to be climbed with perches to rest on.
Seeing the sequoias has always been on my bucket list. I thought I would get up to Redwood National Forest actually first, but luck would have it that I found myself outside of LA.
While a lot of people save up vacation time or have enough to take a week and spend it inside a park, that’s not really what fits my life right now. I…
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