Sequoia National Park.

forgot a spatula, improvised.
baby bear sighting! we kept our distance, took some quick photos and kept hiking.
Taking pictures of trees for dayzzz

Took a weekend trip to Sequoia National Park for my first time ever last fall (Getting caught up on photos). We had been planning on it for a couple weeks, but didn't really have our time mapped out for when we were there. We all left work a couple hours early and made the journey out, getting to a campground just as the sun was setting. Although it was late October, the campgrounds were still pretty busy. We mostly just took it easy and drove along through the park, stopping at the General Sherman Tree (of course), tree tunnels, did an easy loop trail through a nice sequoia grove (and saw a momma bear with three cubs!!) and found a site for the second night in the Kings Canyon NP. We spent our second day hiking around near the campsite, and then drove to Hume Lake and hiked around there too. Now that I have a general idea of the surroundings up there and where to go, I am anxiously awaiting our next opportunity to get up there! The giant sequoias are amazing. It's a different experience than the giant redwood forests we've been to in Northern California, but equally awesome. For those who don't know (I didn't), Redwood trees have the biggest circumference around, but Sequoias are the tallest trees in the world. It's only a ~5 hour drive from LA, go go go!

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