Trip Start Jun 25, 2010
21Trip End Jul 25, 2010
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are adjacent to each other and cover much of the southern portion of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, including Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous U.S. The parks are separate, but are managed together. They have a beautiful canyon area, rugged mountains, more VERY steep and winding roads, and... incredible trees.
In my earlier post about the redwoods, I mentioned that they seemed like the Ents in the Lord of the Rings
We visited the General Sherman tree which is the largest living tree in the WORLD! (by volume) It is about 2300-2700 years old. And it is still growing. Every year, it produces enough wood to make a normal-sized tree. It was a strange feeling to be looking at something that was a sapling when Jesus walked the earth on the other side of the world.
No time to explore the canyon, unfortunately. We ate in the tiny town of Three Rivers at the Pizza Factory for dinner. Not fine dining, but it hit the spot after a long day of travelling and sight-seeing.
Grace and Peace,