Westward Ho! 2014 travel blog

Entrance to Sequoia National Park

Jim at Sentinel Tree

Sequoia Trees

Jan dwarfed by Sequoia Trees

 

Jim inside Sequoia Tree

 

Tunnel Log

 

Jim & Jan at Tharp Log House


Today we spent the day at Sequoia National Park. Sequoia is the second oldest national park, Yellowstone being the first. It was positively fantastic. The sequoia trees are indescribable. The oldest tree in the park is called the "General Sherman Tree". It is estimated to be 2200 years old. Its largest branch is 7 feet in diameter. The color of the tree is a bright cinnamon color. We took several hikes back in the high Sierra Mountains, what beauty! We saw a mother bear with 3 cubs (black bears), a marmot, and a variety of other animals. The park roads top off at an elevation of 7800 feet, I was getting light-headed. It would truly be impossible to describe all the beauty in this park. Tomorrow we go to Kings Canyon N.P.



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