Last week I went out to Los Angeles to visit my cousin for a week. A few years ago I went out there and we did a lot of the typical L.A. things: we went to Hollywood, did the Chinese Theatre, hit the art museums and went to the beach. While we did do some fun city things this week, we also visited three different National Parks and spent some time outside! It was great!
We started with Sequoia National Park. It was absolutely gorgeous. When you drive into the park you drive through this canyon and you drive up to the top of it. There are so many really spectacular views on the way up.
When you get to the top of the canyon the landscape completely changes. Suddenly, you’re surrounded by this beautiful, lush, 2,000-year-old forest! It’s absolutely crazy how drastic the change is.
We didn’t do a ton of hikes in this park, we spent more time in the neighboring Kings Canyon National Park (post soon to come), but we did the Big Tree hike after going to the Giant Forest Museum. The museum was definitely worth a stop because I really learned a lot in there, it’s free, and the staff was incredibly helpful.
We went to The General Sherman Tree, which is the largest tree in the world based on the amount of wood in the trunk! It’s crazy!
Connected to the General Sherman Tree Trail is the Congress Trail. The trees are named after government positions and has some of the largest Sequoias in this area. There had been a forest fire so part of the trail is closed, but one that we got to see and enjoyed was The President! Very cool!
It was a really great, really beautiful trip through this National Park. It was great to take a couple days and get away. Camping in Sequoia was definitely a highlight of this trip!
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