Before we went to Sequoia we spent the night in Three Rivers and ate in a great little place called Bienvenidos, a Mexican restaurant with one of the most entertaining waiters we’ve ever had called David. After a night of good food, comedy and impressions we went to bed and prepared for the adventure of the next day.
The drive to sequoia was gorgeous with Moro Rock towering over the landscape and bubbling rivers down below us in the valley.
There was the Tunnel Rock where the rocks had naturally fallen to create a small shelter.
We kept climbing and climbing until we saw the giant sequoias. They really are spectacular to see these tremendous giants can live up to 3000 years, and believe it or not forest fires actually help them grow! Even the smaller ones are massive.
We stopped in a small tourist information spot and saw the Sentinel Tree which looks staggeringly tall, however it was just an average tree!
We mapped out which trails to go on and we went on our way.
The first trail we went on was called ‘Bear Trail’ it was surrounded by information boards telling you what to do if you crossed paths with a bear, so naturally I was on high alert since I’m used to no-bear-England.
After that taril we decided to take a look at ‘The Giant Forest’s Big Tree’s Trail’, it was a beautiful hike, the whole landscape was like an oil painting, covered in giant trees in a sea of lush green grass.
We went onto the next hike called ‘Beetle Rock’. We came to the conclusion that it got its name because the main part of the hike looks like you’re standing on the back of a beetle. Once you’re up there you can see for hundreds of miles easily.
After a couple of hours hiking we headed back to the car and entered ‘General Sherman’ into the sat-nav.
Read Sequoia National Park part two next week!
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