Sequoia National Park
Wow! This is a must!
We got to walk among giants!!!
I mean HUGE trees, in a magical forest.
Be prepared for a long, windy road up and down. I don’t know why I was expecting to find giant trees in a valley, but, no no, they won’t grow in a valley. So you got go up, way up, 5000-7000 feet up.
We drove our Sequoia in Sequoia
I held my breath for this photo
There was purple blooming everywhere the first 3000 feet.
And incredible views. You’ll wanna take your time.
These trees are really, really big
What an amazing phenomenon of the perfect conditions to grow these incredible giants.
The girls climbed and explored inside and outside of a hundred trees.
Carved in some falls ones
We finally found a tree SMALL enough for all four of us to reach around! This is “our size hug” tree.
Here is the largest tree in the WORLD. You’re not aloud to hug it. It is 110 feet around. That would take our whole family!
Mimi can’t get over how small Sequoia pine cones are. The seeds are so tiny too!
It’s amazing. Other, smaller pine trees have giant cones!
This is not a sequoia, but it has a cool tunnel to crawl through.
The moss is so bright it looks spray painted.
We had lunch at the Village. The restaurant was only open for dinner but they have snacks and free coffee.😁
Then we hiked to Tokopah Falls. What an incredible hike. 1.7 miles up along the river. Just beautiful.
Nina and I found our “Mother /Daughter hands on rock” rock.
On the way to this huge rock mountain!
The falls are incredible
Yes, there is still snow up here in April.
We hiked 11 miles today and my whole body hurts, but boy, was it worth it.
We stopped to see the sunset on our way back down.
This was a most wonderful experience and a place we will cherish forever.