Sequoia National Park

May 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Twin TowersTwin TowersMany of the Giants are twins, like this one (these?) in the General Grant Tree grove. In late May, 2017, Anne and I spent a few days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. It was the first time either of us had visited the Parks. Having spent time in the mountains over the years, we were familiar with that pint-forest vibe and much of the National Park is very similar to other mountainous areas. The big difference, and I do mean BIG, are the giants. We visited the General Grant and General Sherman groves which abound with other giants of lesser rank, some anonymous altogether. All were impressive beyond description. Imaging a tree nearly as tall as a 30 story building and almost 100 feet in circumference at its base. That's General Sherman! 

Being accustomed to life at sea level, getting around at 7000 feet was a chore. We took things slowly and in small doses. Still, you feel it. Even after three days. 

If you haven't been to the area, make plans. Be sure to include King's Canyon in your plans. It's uncrowded and the canyons, valleys and peaks are stunning. This is a nice time of year to go, just before the Memorial Day holiday and summer crush, and moderate temps. We had cool nights and hot days.

 

I've put a few images in a Sequoia National Park gallery for you to look at. Please enjoy! 


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