Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #41: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

General Sherman.  Sequoia National Park.  December 2013.

Overview of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is one of the national parks in the United States. Initially the park was administered separately as Sequoia Park and Kings Canyon Park. The joint administration started in the year 1943. Wilderness covers the majority of this park. The Park lies on 965,964 acres of land. This park is like no other because it has some of the most attractive physical features that people would come from all over the world to come and see. One such feature is the trees. The park has the largest trees in the world. The huge trees are not the only physical attraction, deep canyons, rugged foothills, vast caverns and huge mountains also form part of the park.


Top Attractions

Sherman Tree

This is one of the top attractions in this park. The tree is the largest tree in the world and also among the oldest having lived for 2,100 years.

The Tunnel Log
Just before you get to the giant forest through Crescent Meadow Road, you will find a tree that fell and made a beautiful tunnel which cars can pass through.

Mount Whitney
This is a 14,494 feet tall mountain that does not require technical skill to climb on top of. You just need energy and stamina to get to the top.


How to get to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

There is the Sequoia Shuttle which offers transport to the park. The cost is $15 inclusive of entrance fee. The shuttles can be accessed from Visalia, Exeter or Three Rims only through reservations.


6 comments:

  1. Thanks for your posting . You gave me a wonderful drive to the park.

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  2. Such a magnificent tree! Were you able to get very close to this tree? I would imagine they are very careful with letting tourists get too close, considering how it's a national treasure. Such a natural beauty. :)

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  3. Weslyn6/07/2015

    Did you actually get to climb to the top of Mount Whitney?

    Living so close here to Stone Mountain, I've gone hiking on occasion. And, it's not very steep. No technical skill like you said. But it is very tiring. I don't think it's something I would do on a regular basis. Though I would not mind some lowland type exploration. I love being out in nature anyway, with all the greenery and foilage. A lovely way to spend a spring or summer afternoon.

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  4. That tree is so big, at first, I thought it was the leg of an Angel from heaven touching the Earth. Its so huge and magnificent ....

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  5. Concerning the wild life aspect. What type of animals can be found there, leopard, Jaguar or what?

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  6. I have to visit there to see the 2100 years old Sherman tree .

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