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TripAdvisor Reviews Snowline Motel Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Travel Blogs from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
... 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 - ...
... cub raced up two different trees and waited until the male bear stalked away. Bear drama!
The kids thoroughly enjoyed learning about the trees. I sometimes wonder if they "get it", but this time they did. They had learned so much from the Junior Ranger programs in the park that they were excited to see the trees. After a little navigational mishap on the way back, we returned to the campsite with tired feet but so happy that we walked it instead of driving. Our ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... car sick. As I headed up the mountain I got out at a few viewpoints to see Moro Rock and get some fresh air. The weather was perfect, about 80 degrees in Three Rivers and probably about 68 degrees at the top of the mountain in the Giant Forest. I drove all the way to the General Sherman parking lot and then took the .5 mile walk down to the tree. That tree is flippin, HUGE! It wasn't just tall, but really wide. I had never seen anything like it. Of course it ...