Those above are Sequoia trees, the largest trees in the world. They are incredible. Incredible.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer so much beauty. The Sequoia trees themselves are amazing. They grow stunningly tall at over 280 feet, though they are not the tallest trees on Earth. The tallest are the Coast Redwood tress along the coast of California with one measured at over 380 feet tall. However, these Sequoia trees on the Sierra Nevada Range in California are taller than most trees and are additionally the largest trees by total mass on all of Earth; they are massive and make adult humans look puny beside them. They can have trunks with a circumference over 100 feet. Also, they grow very old; over 2500 years old.
It’s not just the Sequoia’s that are beautiful in this wonderful place. There are other trees, and rocks, and creatures, and weather, and so much more.
This is an overall beautiful place. I like staring “into” the above picture quite a bit and still it does not compare to the air and view in front of me when I took the photo.
Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park have separate names and entrances from back in the old days when they started as separate locations. In time, land added to the parks connected their borders. Technically two separate parks, they are managed jointly today.
Up close with a Sequoia. These are breathtaking trees and none of my photos captured the grandness of them though I feel close to this one through the above photo.