"Sequoias reside in mountainous terrain" Top 5 Page for this destination Sequoia National Park by zrim

Sequoia National Park Travel Guide: 295 reviews and 638 photos

I suppose that most people know that the biggest trees in the world are found in California. The coastal redwoods are the tallest trees in the world and the sequoias are the largest trees by volume in the world. But, I don't think that most people differentiate between the two species. The redwoods are only found along the northern coast of California and rely upon constant moisture for their health. The sequoias, on the other hand, reside in the foothills and in the mountains of the Sierra. Half of the year snow covers the soil which they call home. The sequoias live in a mountain climate, 5000-8000 feet above sea level, and that might be a surprise to the novice who comes to Sequoia expecting the same sort of terrain that the coastal redwoods favor. If you vist Sequoia National Park be prepared for some mountain terrain and challenging hiking.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The biggest trees on the planet earth
  • Cons:none
  • In a nutshell:Look at the trees and find peace
  • Last visit to Sequoia National Park: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Apr 30, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    hi man

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    Jan 6, 2006 at 4:25 PM

    Great Sequoia page! I loved it, too, it's one of my favorite national parks

  • Pete.Gibson's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2005 at 10:20 AM

    You have some excellent pages the sequoia national park looks awesome thanks for trip through

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2005 at 1:12 AM

    very informative pages; will be in the park next week.

  • Jan 31, 2005 at 11:51 PM

    I love Sequoia NP! Your page is beautiful and your pictures as well!!! Cheers!! Nicole

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    Nov 15, 2004 at 8:31 AM

    I loved the feeling of this park and especially the way it smells between the trees. The burned undertone just adds to it. Good tips and excellent pictures!

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2004 at 1:13 PM

    Your photos are excellent. Love the bears!

  • KaiM's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2004 at 8:26 AM

    Wonderful page on this great National Park. Really enjoyed your tips on the mystical eye on the tree and fire resistance of those trees.

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2003 at 4:09 PM

    Good to know about General Sherman Tree. Very informative. nice page.

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2003 at 12:21 PM

    Great photos of the black bears, always a fortunate sighting in the parks. Thanks again for warning others not to approach the bears, but unfortunately your target audience is not VT membership.


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