This past Saturday we took a trip to Sequoia National Park. It just happened to be Earth Day and the last free entry weekend for National Park week. We decided to go early and beat the crowds. It kind of worked.
We are currently staying in Visalia, California and we drove into the park from Hwy 198. Once we hit the Three Rivers area it was a very scenic drive. We pulled over to get a quick picture. It really doesn't do the area justice! Hopefully we can go back before we leave next weekend.
|Lake Kaweah in Three Rivers, CA|
We decided to try a new pose with the sign this time.
What do you think?
A short walk from the sign we found this beautiful view.
|Some wildflowers and Mount Eisen peeking through the back|
We stopped at a couple of overlooks and took some pictures.
View from the Eleven Range Overlook
Chris working on his modeling career
|It's so peaceful|
We were going to head over to the Giant Forest Museum and then do the Big Trees Trail next but the park was getting more and more crowded so we decided it was time to make our way to the Sherman Tree Trail.
I tried to look up the park temperatures before we got there but they must have been for deeper into the park. It showed a high of 40. It was not 40. We were pretty hot in our winter clothes.
|This part of the park still had some snow on the ground|
Our first glimpse of General Sherman
|Chris and I with the 2,200 year old tree which is also the largest tree (by volume) on our planet.|
It was pretty amazing. Here are some other pictures we took on our hike back to the car.
I decided Chris's hair was sequoia red
|Lots of mossy trees|
Someone made this little snowman in some of the snow in the parking lot. I found it amusing.
By this point we knew we had to get back home to our pups. It was a long drive. We would love to go back sometime and stay there.
Have you been? If so what are some of your favorite hikes or things to do?