This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
The next day I headed out towards Sequoia National park. The drive there was picturesque, the landscape had started to become more and more agricultural, there were rows of fruit and nut trees and fruit stalls on the way.
Sequoia national park is a popular place. It was very hot and dry, but a lot less hot than the day before. I drove into the park and travelled up the winding road towards the big trees. It was a beautiful day and I stopped off at some of the scenic look outs on the way.
It took a while to find a park, but eventually I did. There were so many people there. I think they did a good job of managing the visitors and keeping things tidy though.
After finding a park, I wandered around the park for a few hours. It is very well set out with good walking paths and informational displays.
As well as these trees being enormous giants, the forest also smells amazing. The forest smells of pine, and underneath the trees there are a whole lot of beautiful wildflowers. It's a pretty cool place!
There is a shuttle service that takes park visitors up to see General Sherman which is the largest tree on earth. They work it out based on overall size, so the girth of the tree as well as its height.
The Sequoia trees in the park are up to 2700 years old. They have some cross cuts of fallen old trees, and its strange to think that these trees were ancient during the middle ages, and still really old when, say, Cleopatra was ruler of Eygpt.
Sequoia National park is an amazing place, and I can definitely recommend a visit if you are visiting California.
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