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Written by Corey
The sequoias were something that I had on my list as a must-see for this trip. But as the time got closer for us to head there, we started to check out the weather and saw cold and snow in the forecast. We talked about changing course and driving up the coast instead of going to Sequoia, but I knew I would be disappointed …
... you could go on plus a large grocery store, laundry and a place to eat if you wanted to.
Bikes stayed on the back of the van this time and we put our walking shoes on. Did a 5 klm walk on a well worn track to see the sequoia trees. Amazing, these trees stop growing in height at the tree canopy but the bases continue to grow. The biggest one we saw was about 2,800 years old and had grown out at the base to be as wide as our ...
... on this trail. Then I nearly got lost.
At one point, the trail sign was confusing & I was headed up an area called "Bear Hill" when my instincts suddenly told me seeing a bear when I'm solo on the trail would not be so cool & turn around. So I did & shortly found the museum there after. Turns out, Bear Hill actually starts at the museum & leads into the trail I was on. The museum was alright, just your typical tree-hugger stuff. Ate lunch & took off ...
... burnt. Some trees you could even look through as the middle had been completely burnt out. We followed a trail known as the "Congress Trail" which meandered through the forest which allowed us to see more of these magnificent trees. We saw a whole load of other huge sequoias all named with such creative names such as "The President", "The Senate", "The House". The trail also took us under fallen sequias and in all took about an ...
... an area of controlled burnoff in the understory of the giant forest. Apparently, for a long time the National Park Service relentlessly fought fires in the area as a means of preserving and protecting the trees. Only recently, however, has it been understood that the regular fires that traditionally occurred in the forest helped to create the conditions necessary for Sequoias to grow. They can't compete in a crowded understory and the fires ...