Dear readers, I have gone to live in the mountains indefinitely—jk. These past few days were spent in the magical weather that is Central California. While there we took a lovely drive to the Sequoia National Forest. If you’re not familiar with this awe-inspiring forest, here’s a small glimpse.
My dog Yvaine hesitantly posing for a picture. Even if you haven’t been, you may recognize it from Planet Earth. This park is famous for its giant redwood and sequoia trees. I used to go up to this forest twice a month when I lived in California. It’s such a stunning and serene place. Every day of the year this National Park receives international visitors by the dozens; a credit to it’s marvelous trees and atmosphere that is literally a breath of fresh air.
“Through sheer incredible volume, giant sequoias claim the largest tree in the world. Known as General Sherman, this most giant of sequoias weighs a staggering 2.7 million pounds and stands 275 feet tall from its base, which is more than 100 feet wide. Not only is General Sherman the largest living tree, it also owns the title of largest living organism on the planet.”
-“Giant Redwoods and Sequoias,” Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks online, accessed 3/13/14.