"I Had to Tell a Tree about a Girl: Sequoia" Top 5 Page for this destination Sequoia National Park by richiecdisc

Sequoia National Park Travel Guide: 291 reviews and 629 photos

Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks are often treated as one despite their glaring dissimilarities. The former is more user friendly for the average park visitor while the latter is truly the domain of the intrepid backpacker. Truth be known, there are both aspects to each park with Sequoia having its share of lengthy treks and King's Canyon featuring the General Grant Grove, perhaps more fitting to its sister park. It seems the parks would have been better split, east and west rather than their north and south configuration but the politics of park formation is something that matters little to those who visit them.

For that reason, this page deals with features of both parks and concentrates on the easier more accessible parts of them. While backpackers at heart, following an extended hearty exploration of Yosemite, we were more in the mood for short strolls amongst the gentle giants that take the name sequoia. These magical trees rarely fail to strike awe in all who choose to stand beside them.

  • Last visit to Sequoia National Park: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Oct 6, 2009
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Loved the general pages, some good stories there

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    One of the bits of California we missed, and boy do I regret that after seeng your photos. The Fallen Monarch Tree is amazing! And what a great shot you got of that bear - not just luck, you were clearly quick to react too :-)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    Richie, an excellent page on a couple of amazing National Parks! You really saw a lot of fantastic sights on your travels but those Sequoias and the grizzly bear must be close to the top of the list!

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    What a fantastic park I wish to visit one day. Will you please add also measures in metric next time ;-)

  • Oct 7, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    you have done a stunning job here richie. i am truly loving exploring all these magnificent national parks with you. thanks for sharing mate.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Excellent page Richie! I been to this place many of times. Simpy beautiful there. I have a old photo of my Mom in front of General Sherman from the 50's. I have one from the 80's....lol! Looks like you had another fabulous time.

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2009 at 4:09 PM

    fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you...even a bear in front of a fairytale tree ( I organized something ;)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Ahh yes, this is a fairytale page of a fairytale forest with a sweet fairytale couple :-) The trees look amazing, almost like artwork with their shapes :-) My goodness, these neighbours... I would have given them a shower, lol :-)

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