"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks" - John Muir
Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park are AWESOME. There was something really calming and therapeutic about walking along the trails to get to the General Grant and General Sherman trees. About halfway on the trail to get to the General Sherman tree, WE SPOTTED A BLACK BEAR HIDING AMONG THE TREES. OMG. BEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE. IF YOU CAN'T TELL FROM MY EXCITEMENT, I LOVE BEARS. It was actually really hard to spot him. You had to really look before you could see him. We had to be quiet so we did not disturb him. BUT WOW. A BEAR. 🐻🐾❤ After reaching the General Sherman tree, we managed to take a few pictures before the skies opened and it really started chucking down. By the time I got back to the car, I was completely drenched.
The drive home was not easy (as you can see in the last pic). Visibility was shit. The National Weather Service even issued a warning on the radio to seek shelter. But we had no choice but to continue driving if we were to make it to the inn on time. By God's grace, we arrived at the inn safely. Woohoo. But that was one long and scary drive for me.
FUN FACTS: The General Sherman Tree is the world's largest tree standing at 83m tall, and is over 11m in diameter at the base. The General Grant Tree is the second largest tree in the world, standing at 81m tall, and nearly 9m wide at the base.
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