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Sequoia National Park - California

Sequoia was established in 1890, becoming the nation's second national park. The park is 328,000 acres and contains the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states (Mount Whitney, at approximately 14,500 feet) and the world's largest tree by volume (General Sherman, at 275 feet tall with a 36-foot diameter).

We parked the RV in the Riverbend RV Park near Sanger, CA. We visited three national parks in five days from this RV park - Sequoia, Yosemite and King's Canyon. A little crazy but it worked out.

We drove the Jeep 65 miles to the Sequoia visitor center on Monday, May 23rd. It was a beautiful day. We picked up our magnet and then drove to Moro Rock, a granite dome with one of the best views of the park. It was a short, steep hike to the top of the Dome.

A view of the Moro Rock dome on the ride up, Info on the dome, and views from the top~

We drove 18 miles thru the park to the "Giant Forest", the site of the world's largest tree (by volume) named General Sherman~

We hiked the 2 mile Congress Trail which is at 7,000 feet elevation. The entire park has over 8,000 Sequoias and many beautiful specimens are along the trail. Sequoias grow in elevations between 5,000 and 8,000 feet. They can live over 3,000 years.

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