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... And in the Giant Forest one can now walk quietly and marvel at these amazing trees, including the General Sherman Tree, supposedly the largest tree on earth.
There is, of course, a canyon in Kings Canyon National Park, and the road through it begins at the top and goes down to the river. Notice how different these mountains look from the granite of Yosemite.
The next morning we did a nice 16 km bike ride to Zumwalt Meadow which was a nice scenic contrast to the powerful rock formations deep in the heart of the canyon. Glorious and lush in spring we did the 1 mile self guided trail which offered magnificent views of high granite walls, verdant meadows, and free-flowing Kings River.
After our bike ride we packed up and headed for Sequoia NP. The winding ...
... me" detour truck!) As soon as we opened our windows in the park, I was so excited, because it totally smelled like Christmas trees, all over the place! We did the [relatively] short, 1/2 mile hike down to see the largest Sequoia tree, named General Sherman (which was surprisingly, NOT quite as humongous as we were imagining it would be, but was large...)
... into and it was completely full. Our next options lay after the construction zone, and it was 5:10pm when we arrived at a line of stopped cars. Oh well we missed it we thought, better settle in and be prepared to wait it out...but then the cars started moving. Yip yip horray! We thought, we might just make the window, and we did. They let all the cars pass. On this side of the park we started to see the giant sequoia trees...OMG they are freakin‘ huge and awesome! The sign ...
... we got there, the rangers asked us if they could take a picture of us because this is the most badges they have ever seen on anybody This is the first time a ranger asked us this question. While they were checking our books I learned that the 2nd largest living thing in the world was here in Kings Canyon, but it was burned down in a man-made fire a couple years ago. ...