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Once we exited the park we continued driving through a town along Kaweah River which eventually opened up to Lake Kaweah, which was drastically low. Dave and I were so confused when we saw roads down to the water’s edge, but fifty to sixty feet above you could see the rim where the water should be. So I googled to see what the deal was and it is a watershed that fills up when the snow melts and flows from the mountains from three rivers. It’s only ...
... hide, but as we returned to the Sierra Nevada range from the orc******** it's western flanks there was no sign of anything large. In fact it looked like typical sub-alpine stragglers, with nothing above the tree-line. We were still perplexed as we entered the park, and were starting to wonder what all the fuss was about. We collected our park map and began the 1,000m climb into the mythical forest of monster ...
A pleasant drive into Kings Canyon and Sequoia NP the temperature dropped by about 10 degrees as we headed in which was nice. On the way to the camp ground we visited the Grant tree and did a nice walk through the forest. The Sequoias are huge trees with trunks that stay thick all the way up hundreds of feet and those like the Grant are over 2000 years old. Hard to describe what they are ...
... naturalist), along with other 19th century conservationists realised that the destruction of the trees had to stop. So he petitioned for protection and eventually got it.
We also spent time in Kings Canyon where the giant cedars grew up and not out out like the Sequoias. This was not as dramatic to look at and we had one night only before planning somewhere else with elevation to stay out of the 38 C degree plus heat in ...
... still standing as Muir found them. The largest of them all, the General Sherman Tree, is around 2,100 years old and weighs approximately 1224.7 Tonne. It stands almost 85m tall and has a trunk more than 30m wide King of the forest, General Sherman is considered not only the largest living tree in the world, but the largest living organism on the planet by volume.
Zach decided he really didn't like big trees and ...