Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park
Trip Start Sep 05, 2007
33Trip End Oct 16, 2007
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The Park Ranger told me a lot of people come to see the trees and do not realize that they are also missing one of the most beautiful sites in this country.
My first stop was to the General Grant tree which measures 267.4 feet tall and 107.6 feet around. It is the second largest tree in the world. They also have a hollowed out tree there that you can walk through. If I was homeless..................... I would live there. Oh wait.......... I am homeless.
I then continued up Hgwy.180 which is very winding, so no looking at the scenery till i get to a lookout, and then descends into King's canyon
The highway ended, so, I turned around and went back up the winding road and headed towards Hume Lake.
Hume Lake is a beautiful lake with the mountain range in the background. It also host several Christian camps for many different uses.
Back on the road now headed towards the Big Tree Forest which has the largest tree in the world. The General Sherman.
To get to this tree, you start at a elevation of 7000 feet and work your way down following a paved path, and some steps too. Not bad going down. On the way back up is another thing. My advice if you ever visit, wear comfortable walking shoes. Take water and a oxygen tank(the air is thin up there) Walk slowly back, taking lots of rest on the benches provided. Hope you don't have a heart attack cause it would take them forever to get too you.
Or, get a handicap sticker and park in the handicap lot. No hiking required.
It was well worth the effort it took to see that magnificent tree. I say that if you don't take chances in this life, you miss out on some beautiful things.
Needless to say, my 4 hours turned into 9 hours. and now I start my journey back east.