Monday, July 23, 2012

Sequoia - July 2012

Our friend from back in Florida flew over to see us for a week or so.  While he was here, he wanted to see the giant we were Sequoia-bound!

Josh and Trav in front of the General Grant tree, the 5th biggest tree in the world!
My fearless rock-climbers and hikers!
Dad and boys in front of the General Sherman tree, the biggest tree by volume in the world!
Deklan on the fallen largest branch of the General Sherman...this branch was as big as a large tree!
See Trav beside the branch?  It was taller than HE was, for some perspective on the size of this "branch"...
My all-time favorite pic of the day
We had a great time enjoying the cool forest air, a nice departure from the intensely dry heat of the valley floor.  We hiked all around the General Sherman tree and General Grant tree, and everyone was in awe of the size of these ancient trees!  There was a fallen tree that was sawed for a cross-section and was found to be 2,210 years old by ring-counting!!  This tree was smaller than the Sherman, believe it or not.  That tree was alive before the birth of Christ!  Such a crazy thought...

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