Over Thanksgiving, my boyfriend and I decided we would take a trip to Sequoia and Yosemite. Neither of us had been to either National Park and after seeing so many photos from that area we decided we had to go! (This blog post will focus on Sequoia and I will have another blog up about Yosemite) 🙂
The drive into the park was gorgeous. The above left photo is me at a viewpoint where we stopped on our way into the park. The first famous sequoia on our list was General Sherman, the largest tree in the world by volume. The above right photo is our first sight of General Sherman on the trail.
Above: General Sherman in all its glory, sunlit and standing proud and tall in the little clearing where it has been growing for about 2,000 years (and it’s considered to be only a middle-aged sequoia!) You can see just how gigantic it is by the size comparison between it and the people.
The above four photos are of me and my boyfriend, Drew, by General Sherman. (I had to do a “tree pose,” hehe).
Above: General Sherman, with the lighting a little different and the shadows growing longer.
Above are four photos of various sequoias in the park. It is difficult to get a whole sequoia in the camera shot (even with a wide angle lens) since they are so tall and huge!
Above: the “Tough Twins” are two sequoias growing right next to each other on either side of the path. They are survivors from a forest fire and have some serious burn marks that are so large that you can stand part-way into the trees!
Sequoias that have fallen are sometimes turned into part of the path through the park like the two photos above.
Although they are so gigantic, sequoias actually have pretty shallow roots and they also have tiny pinecones!
Above: I couldn’t resist hugging some giant sequoias and Drew found a couple of smaller sequoias (just babies considering how big they’ll eventually get!)
We had a lot of fun adventuring through the Giant Forest and taking photos! 🙂
Above: General Grant was another one of the famous sequoias we had the pleasure of seeing and we got to walk through the loveliest sunlit pathway.
Above: the Kings Canyon overlook provided more gorgeous views!
Sequoia National Park was sure an amazing adventure and I can’t wait to go back!