Silver City Mountain Resort
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TripAdvisor Reviews Silver City Mountain Resort Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Travel Blogs from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
... if it was a bad idea to head this way with a 25' RV. He stressed it was "recommended" to not go this way. Then I proceeded to ask him is it as bad as the 155 & 178 we did yesterday, his eyes POPPED out of his head & the girl next to him says, "oh heavens, you drove that route?" He says this way is nothing compared to those routes. So off we went. It was scary, but not as bad as the day before & much shorter.
We made it to the campground which was 1st come ...
... and Carol didn't have to look down, so it was OK.
Our first stop was at the General Grant Giant Sequoia tree. It was a short walk from the parking lot to the General Grant, but first, we walked by a fallen Sequoia. The Park Rangers have left it there so people can actually see how big these tress are. The tree has ...
... and then he picked her up. We stopped for lunch at a nice picnic area beside a small brook and finished the rest of the drive through the Park at a leisurely pace.
When we exited the Park, the GPS was telling us one way to go back to the campground that would be about 45 minutes, but on the map, it looked like there was another way to go that would take us through some small towns and ...
... on the forest floor) so the tiny sequoia seeds can get into the ground. The mature Sequoia trees aren't killed by this; it is strange that fire actually helps trees. So on some of the trees, we could see fire scars. Some of the fire scars are really big. Jack actually stood in one! While we walked to the Giant Forest, we saw 2 bears, and while we were at the tree, we saw 3 others. We think that the male bear was trying to harm the cub and the mama bear was trying ...
... 2,200 years old, which is about 1,000 years younger than the oldest known sequoia.
- Its largest branch is almost 2 meters in diameter.
- The Sherman Tree´s top is dead, so the tree´s no longer gets taller; however, its volume keeps increasing. Every year it grows enough new wood to produce a 60-foot-tall tree of usual size.
- Regarding the tree´s girth – 33 meters around at the ground. Looking up at the General Sherman ...