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Travel Blogs from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
... stop Boyden Cavern. Dad sat out the cavern which was a good idea, I thought I was going to die on the 5 min steep walk. This elevation is killing me, very hard to breathe & very nauseous. But I finally caught my breath & off Jack & I went. Was worth it, fun tour. This cave was discovered by Paul Boyden in ...
We had originally thought that we could do both Sequoia National Park and Kings' Canyon National Park in one day, but the Parks are too big and there is too much to see, so we stayed an extra night in Visalia, CA. Today, we went to Kings' Canyon. The two Parks actually touch each other but we decided not ...
... comparing the biggest of lots of things. Here they are in order:
Tule Cypress - Thickest Tree: 46' in diameter
Space Shuttle - 184' tall
Blue Whale - largest animal 98'
Giant Sequoia - Biggest Tree: 52,500 cubic'
Titanic - 141' tall
Coast Redwood - Tallest tree: 367'
Sugar Pine- Biggest and Tallest: 216' tall, 10' diameter
Statue of Liberty - ...
... standing in front of it look like ants. General Sherman isn't the tallest or widest but it has the greatest volume - over 52000 cubic feet of wood inside. If you filled that space with water, you would have enough water for a bath a day for 27 years! I learned that the parks actually set fire to some of the forests in order to protect the sequoia trees. That seemed weird to me, but the ranger explained that they have to burn off the "duff" (the leaves and needles ...
... much colder up here.
As we entered the Giant Forest we could see many large trees. Even the biggest pickup trucks or SUVs looked like a dwarf next to them, so imagine our Toyorta Yaris :) Later on we learnt that the Giant Forest contained five out of the ten largest trees in the world. They say that at least one species lives longer, one has a greater diameter, three grow taller, but none is larger than the sequoia tree, which comes from the volume of its ...