Giant Sequoia National Monument

The width of the Giant Sequoia trees is incredible!

The width of the Giant Sequoia trees is incredible!

We had the opportunity to drive to the Giant Sequoia National Monument today. We started off less than 300 feet above sea level in our RV Park and climbed to over 6,000 feet to see the Giant Sequoias. We were NOT disappointed! Check this off the bucket list!

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Charlene found a huge pinecone.

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Although it was over 70 degrees on the mountain, there was still snow in many areas.

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The width of the Giant Sequoia trees was simply astounding. They are huge. The oldest trees are certainly tall, but their width is enormous.

Charlene is the little person on the lower left of the photo.

Charlene is the little person on the lower left of the photo.

When the trees have fallen over, their roots form a maze of pathways.

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Moss grows on the north side of many trees.

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The bark of the sequoias is reddish and the striations run vertically with deep creases.

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Relaxing on a bench admiring the beauty of the Giant Sequoia trees. It is simply amazing to stare at them.

Relaxing on a bench admiring the beauty of the Giant Sequoia trees. It is simply amazing to stare at them.

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