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by richiecdisc

Fondest memory: It was also true that this park devoted entirely to such trees was joined to King's Canyon National Park to form one every bit as big as Yosemite. There was another extensive network of trails that if we were so inclined would provide just as much excitement as we were now driving away from. But that was not what we were seeking. We knew such things would be in our near future but our immediate future was reserved for strolls of contemplation amongst the ancient giants who knew better.

It was just before the 4th of July weekend and the park was already filling with early arrivals but we easily secured an amazing camping spot set in a lush forest of more common though beautiful trees. We felt sure paradise was ours and set off to explore the wondrous giants we had come to commune with. Visitor centers tried to explain the Sequoia but in vain such efforts were for once walking beside them words were reduced to man's feeble attempt at communication. The trees spoke eloquently with silence, no more powerful message was ever bestowed than from massive trunks. Their mere branches that made us feel as dwarfs.

The walks were the kinds that make effort easy: ups and downs mixed so well you never lost your breath but still felt good from exertion. It may have been warm or even hot somewhere on this July day but with our friends providing ample shade, it was a heat we knew nothing of. The air clean, fresh, the product of their exhalations. (concluded below in Fondest Memory)

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  • Updated Oct 9, 2009
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