Giants in Sequoia National Park

As a kid growing up in south Georgia, I spent a lot of time hunting in the Georgia pines.  Spending most of adult life in Colorado, I’ve skied through forests of evergreens.  But I’ve never seen anything like this.  Sequoia National Park in California has incredible redwoods that defy logic. They are huge.  Incredibly surreal.

Huge redwoods

I look like an ant next to this Sequoia

The root system of these giants are large.  Notice the guy walking to the left of these roots.

Incredible root system

Incredible root system

We started our trip into Sequoia National Park by hiking up 400 steps to Moro Rock.  The reward for this challenging hike is the spectacular views of the western half of Sequoia National Park and the Great Western Divide.

Moor Rock

Moor Rock

Our next stop was the General Sherman tree.  The National Park Service lists the General Sherman Tree as 274.9 feet tall and 102.6 feet in circumference at its widest point. It is not the tallest tree, or the widest, but in sheer volume it is the largest tree in the world. Its trunk consists of 52,500 square feet of wood.   And the tree is over 2,000 years old!

General Sherman Tree

General Sherman Tree

After visiting the General Sherman tree, we took the Canyon Trail hike, a 2 mile hike through the giant sequoias.  Here are a few pics we snapped along the way.

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

Canyon trail

We finished our visit of the Sequoia National Park by driving through the log tunnel.

Tunnel Log

Tunnel Log

No trip to California is complete until you visit the world famous In-and-Out burger.

In and Out Burger

In and Out Burger

The cost of gas in California is definitely higher than Florida, check out the cost per gallon:

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On  the way to Yosemite, we spotted this interesting tree house.  I would like to have one of these!

Your next house?

Your next house?

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