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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is next to Kings Canyon National Park in California. In fact, they share the same Park entrance, but they are two completely different personalities.

Kings Canyon is more closely related to Yosemite National Park, with its massive rocks, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and canyons. But Sequoia National Park is as if they had different fathers. And probably different mothers. In fact, they are more like neighbors that just moved near each other and share the same driveway.

Sequoia National Park is located about a 4-5 hour drive from San Francisco or about a 4 hour drive from Los Angeles.

These massive sequoia's are HUGE!. They are also VERY OLD -  almost 2000 years old. The two largest trees in the whole world are located in THIS National Park.
General Grant Sequoia National Park
These ancient old massive trees have survived fires, droughts, and probably plagues, but some, including the Centennial tree, didn't survive mankind. He was cut down to be taken for show and tell because people, at that time, wouldn't believe anything they didn't see and wanted proof. So, he gave up the ghost so people could say, "Oh yeah, I now see what you mean - it is a big tree!"
These ancient old sequoia trees are now protected in this National Park, and they are a bunch of beauties.
If you sit with them awhile, you may even hear them whisper and share some of their ancient tales. After all, they are some of the most ancient life forms we have on this planet, and have many, many stories to tell.