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Sequoia National Park

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We have seen some big and hige redwoods but today we have visited The Largest Tree on Earth. It is standing amongst many others at the Sequoia National Park in Californai. It is called General Sherman's Tree and a very curvy mountain road leads to it.
When we checked on Google Maps and it estinated 1 hour and 15 minutes for 25 miles I knew it will be a good drive!
We have climbed from 2000 feet to 7000 feet, here is a short section as an example:


The road was also beautiful with some visible signs of recent fires. Redwoods and Sequioa in general is naturally bonded with fire. Fire scars in tree rings dating back 2,000 years show that widespread fires occurred naturally at intervals ranging from 6 to 35 years in these forests.


The setting sun on our way back was creating a beautiful haze.


First we walked through a fallen tree.


The highlight was the largest tree, General Sherman's Tree.


Photos will not tell its sheer size.

On our way back we have seen a beautiful river with huge rocks in its bed. We stayed in the Three Rivers area so the name was self explanatory.


Posted by divatmotoros 09:52 Archived in USA Tagged mountains trees snow sequoia redwoods general_shermans

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