Rio Sierra Riverhouse
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... known living tree on Earth nor is it the widest (both the largest cypress and largest baobab have a greater diameter), nor is it the oldest known living tree on Earth. With a height of 275 ft, a diameter of 25 ft, an estimated bole volume of 52,513 cu ft, and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years,it is nevertheless among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees on the planet.
... s largest and most famous Sequoia trees – the General Grant and the General Sherman. We will visit the General Sherman tree in about 45 minutes.
The Generals Highway snakes south through Sequoia National Park, twisting and turning amid giant trees. The park is also full of huge redwood trees, often mistakenly confused with sequoias. Both naturally occur only in California, share a distinctive cinnamon-colored bark, and ...
... were smaller towns which seem to survive just to provide fuel and food for travellers, but did include Barstow and the famous "World's Largest Thermometer".
As the journey wore on, we started to see increasing numbers of oddly-shaped spiky trees that were growing randomly and singularly by the roadside. They became more frequent but never in clumps, just individual trees. We finally worked out that these were Joshua trees (on the photo list), so Jonathan made ...
... period, Indian ruins, night sky star-gazing talks, mule rides, all levels of hiking trails. We did a 10 mile rim hike on the South rim, the North rim's not open yet. And the wildlife is pretty abundant. A herd of Elk meandered through our camp one morning, so cool. I came out of the ladies room to be greeted by three cow elk standing right by the door munching grass. very cool. There's also deer, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, the occasional bear or mountain ...
... 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 ...