Big Trees!!! Sequoia Nationa Park
Jul 16, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
. We got to look through his house. He had a wooden bed, a table, and even had a chimney. As we walk back through the forest, in the meadow was a baby bear. It was probably was the size of a very large dog but fatter. We couldn’t get a good picture of it. Then the bear laid down behind a tree. We decided to go back to the campground and relax for the rest of the evening. Dad started to cook chicken on the grill while Tom and I played pass. Unfortunately we were pitching and some of our wild throws would go into the prickly bushes. One time I tried to get a ball in the middle of the bush and it lead to a hurtful splinter in the foot (bad choice). Unfortunately dinner was overdone but we still ate. Then we played a game called Apples to Apples then we had s’mores. During the card game before our s’mores, we heard some loud noises so we went to check it out. When we got to where the racket was we saw a little black bear walking in the woods next to deer. We got some pics of it and went back to the RV, and went to sleep.
Weird fact: some birds poop on their legs to stay cool
(Darren) Yesterday morning was actually cold! It was the first time on our journey we had worn sweatshirts, and pants. It was like a sub-arctic climate! First thing in the morning, we went to go find the General Sherman Tree, (The largest tree in the world by volume). We found out that the General Sherman Tree's trunk was 37 ft in diameter, and 109 feet in circumference. After that we took a bus to Morrow Rock. We heard that it was a pretty steep climb, 400 steps to the top so we gave it a try. The views were beautiful. One time I leaned over the railing, mom got pretty scared. We finally made it to the top. We took some pictures and hung out about 20 minutes for a ranger talk. After we went back down the stairs (mom still very scared) we went for a nice walk through the meadow to find Tharp's log. Along the way we found some huge squirrels, a lot of birds, and bear scat. After a long half-mile hike we made it to Tharp's log. The reason of the location was that a sheepherder named Tharp made a home out of a hollow log way back then