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... 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 ...
... rock climbing and climbing the Eiffel Tower. A white granite outcrop with great views that had a staircase put up the side in the 1920s. Nearest experience to this was climbing Uluru before that was banned.
Not much to do at the John Muir Lodge. Great location but somehow soulless. The reception is about 3/4 mile from the rooms and there is no one to ask for anything just a load of wifi refugees huddled in the lounge as the wifi ...
... that due to the threat of bears in the area, no food could be left inside the van overnight, so we had to remove all of our goodies into the 'bear bins', specially designed containers, on our sites, which made us a little worried about the frequency of the bear break ins!! Still we survived and made our way back out of that national park, and on our way to the more famous one, Yosemite, where we once again had not booked a site, as they immediately sell out 3 months in ...
... heading on down. Everyone said it would be insane without chains and why were we even in the park without chains?? The entrance should have been making sure that chains were in every car but they hadn't said anything to us.
Luckily, one of the tour guides (Paul the Park Ranger) was taking his bus back down the mountain and he had chains. If we stayed close to him, we would be alright so we followed him down. The next 45 minutes was the hardest I have ...
... up the canyon was just as spectacular as the day before. We got our National Park passports stamped at the visitor centre and then took another road down to the Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia which was very close to The Giant Forest a hub and home for Sequoiadendron giganteum – giant sequoia trees.
Named in 1875 by John Muir, The Giant Forest is a stand of more than 8,000 colossal sequoia specimens ...